Saudi Arabia Applauds Indonesias Global Role
Date 15 April 2019
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia applauds Indonesia’s leadership both on regional and global stages, including Indonesias role in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), according to Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Adel Al Jubeir.
The Minister made the statement when he paid a courtesy call on President Joko Jokowi Widodo at the Royal Guest House, Riyadh, Sunday (14/4).
“The meeting discussed, among other things, the measures taken by the two countries to increase bilateral cooperation. Saudi Arabia sees common ground with Indonesia on several issues,” Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi said after the meeting.
Retno added that during the meeting, President Jokowi and Minister Al Jubeir also discussed cooperation on spreading peaceful and tolerant Islam, counter-terrorism and increasing support for Palestine.
“We know that Saudi Arabia and Indonesia have obligation to improve cooperation in supporting the Palestinian cause,” Retno said.
Also present during the meeting were, among others, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko and Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Agus Maftuh Abegebriel. (BPMI/EN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani