Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) of Indonesia Zulkifli Hasan as well as other members of the MPR took part in congregational prayer led by Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani.

They also held a joint press conference in Tehran with Larijani on Monday morning.

During the session, Hasan said Indonesia and Iran share similar views on liberation of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Indonesian official described Iran as an influential country in the region and called on Iranians to step up efforts to resolve regional crises.

“During the meeting with Iran’s parliament speaker, we dealt with bilateral trade ties between the two countries,” Hassan was quoted by ABNA as saying.

“Indonesia presently produces a total of 2.5 million barrels of crude oil per day in addition to large amounts of natural gas though we are after stronger economic relations with Iran,” he continued.

He also said that Indonesia and Iran share the same view that Al-Aqsa Mosque needs to be liberated, adding that the two countries also emphasize the need to defend Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar through international or Islamic parliaments and the UN.

“Like Iran, we also believe that ISIL brutality is damaging Islam there no way for compromising on the issue,” he added.

Larijani, for his turn, underlined that regional crises only benefit the Zionist regime and said these issues need to be addressed through dialogue.