RIYADH, 8 June – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister met with Indonesia’s president and foreign minister during a visit to the country on Tuesday.
Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Joko Widodo reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as ways to enhance cooperation between the Kingdom and Indonesia in various fields.
The Kingdom’s foreign minister expressed his thanks to Indonesia for supporting Saudi Arabia’s bid to host Expo 2030, and wished the country success in hosting the G20 Leaders’ Summit 2022 which will take place in Bali in mid-November.
Prince Faisal conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and their best wishes for further progress and prosperity in Indonesia to Widodo.
The president expressed his appreciation and sent greetings to the king and crown prince.
Prince Faisal also met with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and the two ministers emphasised the depth of relations between the Kingdom and Indonesia.
They also expressed the keenness of their countries to strengthen and develop relations in various fields to achieve common interests.
A session of talks discussed ways to consolidate the economic partnership between the two countries in light of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and intensify political and economic cooperation.
The officials also discussed increasing bilateral coordination in regional and international issues of common interest and supporting all efforts aimed at strengthening international peace and security.
Marsudi thanked the Kingdom for lifting a ban on Saudi citizens travelling to Indonesia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. — Arab News