Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Lauds Indonesias Political Stability, Economic Growth
Date 15 April 2019
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Sunday (14/4) met with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman in a bilateral meeting held at the Palace of the Crown Prince in Riyadh. The meeting then continued with a state banquet.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi who accompanied the President during the bilateral meeting said that Indonesia-Saudi Arabia have agreed to establish a leader-level consultation mechanism and hold meetings once a year.
Indonesia-Saudi Arabia also agreed to immediately hold a meeting to discuss investment and other economic cooperation, Retno said, adding that Saudi Arabia has also expressed interest to collaborate in the fields of energy and petro chemistry.
In the meantime, President Jokowi said that Indonesia is eager to be part of the implementation of Saudi Arabias Vision 2030. The Crown Prince also appraises ??Indonesias stable political stability and positive economic growth, said Retno.
On that occasion, the Crown Prince delivered the decision to add 10,000 hajj pilgrimage quotas for Indonesia.
After conducting a series of meetings with the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the President and First Lady Ibu Iriana left for Mecca to perform umrah (minor pilgrimage). (BPMI/EN)
Translated by: Muhardi
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas