(see also: pakan burung)
So says Foreign Minister Javad on Thursday night at a reception at the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Indonesia , Mahmoud Farazandeh , in Menteng , Central Jakarta . Javad said Iran and Indonesia have a lot in common , so that cooperation between the two countries would be mutually beneficial .
" Both countries could benefit in the field of tourism and exchange of citizens . , We believe, the viewpoint held by the two governments , " said Javad .
Indonesian government in 2013 ended yesterday revoked a visa on arrival facility ( Visa on Arrival ) for the citizens of Iran , because it is often misused to transit in Indonesia and across to Australia . This was revealed by Foreign Ministry spokesman Michael Tene told the media in 2013 .
" If we consider in this case , there are strong indications that VOA was often misused . Was evident from certain citizens entering Indonesia with different amounts it out far enough , " said Tene .
Whereas the original purpose given VOA is part of the Indonesian Government's efforts to support tourism promotion and increase the number of tourist arrivals . Tene said at the time , not all countries obtain the VOA facility .
" The countries that received the VOA facility will also be evaluated from time to time implementation , " he added .
With the VOA administration , citizens of a country do not need a visa at the Embassy in their home country . They can immediately take care of it when it arrives in Indonesia .
While at the same place , Ambassador to Iran , Dian Wirengjurit , telling the truth , after Jakarta revoke the VOA for Iranian citizens , the government in Tehran would want to impose similar measures , namely repeal pemberitan VOA for the citizen . But then it was not so done , because instead will further reduce the number of Indonesian citizens visiting Iran .
" Now , the number of citizens who visited Iran is low. Therefore still limited given the VOA facility for two weeks , " said Dian .
He also said there is no problem for any Indonesian citizens who wish to travel to Iran . Journalists could also get into for having a clear purpose .
Dian revocation reason VOA also added that , because even more disadvantaged RI , because it is often misused . Looking ahead , further Dian , has agreed consular dialogue will be held on a regular basis .
" From there , it could find a way out . During this right , RI solve this problem alone . So , it is only now consolidated , " he said .
(see also: pakan burung pleci)
According to data from the United Nations agency dealing with refugees , UNHCR , by the end of June 2013 , approximately 12 percent of people who registered defected to Australia , came from Iran .