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Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Indonesia’s state-owned oil and natural gas Pertamina corporation will shortly despatch a delegation to Tehran.
Pertamina signed an MoU with NIOC managing Director Ali Kardor in August 2015. The two sides intensified technical cooperation in the post-Sanctions era. Cooperation between Iran and Indonesia are close and constructive in oil market, according to Zangeneh. He welcomed Indonesian Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Panjaitan at the Oil Ministry on Sunday. Zangeneh said that relations between Iran and Indonesia as two major Muslim countries have always been friendly and strong. Indonesia is willing to increase oil, gas and petrochemicals from Iran.
Expressing gratification over the presence of the Indonesian delegation at President Rouhani’s swearing-in on Saturday, Zangeneh said oil and gas sectors are areas where Iran and Indonesia can experience good relations in.
“Pertamina has close relations with National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) in trading oil and developing oilfield and investing in them,” he concluded.
Panjaitan highlighted Iran as a country with rich civilization in the world, adding the sanctions could not prevent Iran’s progress.