The 8th meeting of the RI-Iran Bilateral Consultation Commission (KKB) took place in Jakarta, May 15.2019. The meeting was chaired jointly by Desra Percaya, Director General of the Asia Pacific and Africa (Aspasaf) of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mahmoud Farazandeh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran and Oceania Affairs of the Iranian Foreign Ministry to discuss important issues related to the two countries' political, economic, cooperation. socio-cultural information, consular affairs and other important issues in the region as well as mapping future bilateral cooperation action plans.
Both sides view Iran's RI bilateral relations as going well until now and there are still a number of potentials that can be developed and improved. RI-Iran's political relations were marked by mutual visits by officials from both countries, including efforts to increase cooperation in capacity building between Parliament of the two countries. In addition, in the field of trade economics, both parties agreed to continue to carry out cooperation, especially related to the Iran situation which was hit by economic sanctions by the US, the need to use all capabilities to encourage cooperation between the two countries, especially the mechanism of financial transactions.
Meanwhile in the field of social media, various opportunities for cooperation in the fields of education, research, health, culture, tourism and women's empowerment are mentioned. The two parties also discussed developments in the regional and international situation including the Palestinian, spiritual and regional and international organizations such as ASEAN, the OIC and the United Nations.
The meeting has resulted in constructive dialogue in various fields, both countries agreed to continue to increase cooperation in various fields and develop other potential cooperation (kemenlu)