Feb 12, 2019 20:46 Asia/Tehran

Indonesia's ambassador to Iran congratulated the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and said Iran is very firm on its Islamic values.

Iran Press/Iran news: In an exclusive interview with Iran Press News Agency on Tuesday, Octavino Alimudin on the sideline of 12th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition added: "For Indonesia, this is our second time that we are participating in this exhibition. This is a very good opportunity for us to share our experiences because Indonesia now was ranked number one in travel exhibitions or trip advisors."

The official added: "One thing that we will cooperate (with Iran) is on the Halal industry. Halal tourism is booming right now in the Middle East…so we can also bring Halal industry and Halal tourism to the Islamic Republic of Iran because we know you are very firm on your Islamic values."

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He called Iranian handicrafts "very good" and said the cooperation could continue on the other hand in terms of design, handicrafts, products and other additional values.

Indonesia's ambassador to Iran also added: "Our task is to increase our tourists coming to each country."

The 12th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition started in Tehran on Tuesday 12 February and will continue for 3 days.

As part of the event, one hundred specialist meeting on tourism and related industries will be held. 104/ 211 /210

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