Indonesian Deputy IT and Communications Minister Freddy Tulung
Tehran - FNA
announced his country's preparedness to widen cultural exchanges and cooperation with Iran.
Jakarta is keen to promote cultural and media relations with Iran, specially in the field of modern technology of information dissemination, Tulung said on the sidelines of the 10th Islamic Conference of Information Ministers (ICIM) in Tehran on Wednesday.
Voicing his country's readiness for promoting media cooperation with Iran, he further noted that Indonesian delegation is seeking to pave the way for cultural exchanges between Tehran and Jakarta during their visit to the capital.
Iranian and Indonesian officials on different occasions have underlined the need for eradication of violence and extremism around the world.
In March, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa extended their full support for international efforts aimed at the dismantlement of atomic weapons, eradication of violence and violation of human rights around the world.
During a meeting between Zarif and Natalegawa in Jakarta, the two top diplomats discussed the outstanding regional and international issues, and called for closer ties between Tehran and Jakarta to prepare the ground for nuclear disarmament, creating nuclear-weapons-free zones, countering threats and coercion as well as following up on the “World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE)” initiative, which has been unanimously endorsed as a UN resolution.
On December 18, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s WAVE proposal, which calls on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism. The Iranian president had made the proposal in his address to the UN Disarmament Conference in New York on September 25.
Under the UN resolution adopted in accordance with the WAVE proposal, the General Assembly would urge member states to take “appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace and to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character”.