Iran, Indonesia symbol of moderate Islam: Deputy FM

Tehran, Aug 21, IRNA - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs described Iran and Indonesia as symbol of moderate Islam in the world.

Ebrahim Rahimpour made the remarks Monday in a ceremony held to mark Indonesia's 72nd Independence Anniversary which was held in Tehran's Milad Tower.

Rahimpour who has attended the meeting as a special guest deplored violence and extremism in the name of Islam.

He expressed congratulations over Indonesia National Day.

Rahimpour also pointed to Indonesia resistance on Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

Iranian deputy FM appreciated both countries' constructive cooperation in bilateral, regional and international fields.

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