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Indonesia, Iran aim to finalize preferential trade agreement

Iranian flagged MT Horse and Panamanian flagged MT Frea are seized by the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) for illegal ship-to-ship oil transfer on the waters off Pontianak, West Kalimantan, on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Both tankers also turned off their Automatic Identification System (AIS), did not fly their flags, and covered their names.(Courtesy of Bakamla/-)
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Jakarta   ●   Wed, April 21 2021

Indonesia and Iran highlighted the need to finalize a trade agreement between the two countries during the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Jakarta on Monday.

Iran’s top diplomat met Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi at her Pejambon office, where they touched base on various bilateral issues following the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations last year.

During the meeting, Zarif expressed his side's readiness to continue negotiations on the trade deal.

“Expressing pleasure with the growing level of trade ties between the two countries, Zarif referred to the huge capacity for bilateral business relations, and highlighted the necessity of expediting the finalization of a preferential trade agreement between the two countries,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on its website.

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