Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno LP Marsudi, and Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir held a bilateral meeting and Joint Commission Meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office Jakarta on Tuesday, 23 October 2018. In the meeting that has been planned for the past year, they discussed various matters relating to improving relations between the two countries, among others, regarding the socialization of the values of peace and tolerance. This was conveyed by Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi during a joint press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir at the Pancasila Building Jakarta, Tuesday (10/23).
"I held a Joint Commission meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Adel Al-Jubeir. This meeting was scheduled approximately a year ago as a follow-up to King Salman's visit to Indonesia in 2017. During the meeting, I and the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Al-Jubeir discussed several things. Firstly, as two large Muslim countries, Indonesia together with Saudi Arabia wanted to continue to work together to disseminate peace, tolerance and peaceful conflict resolution," said Retno Marsudi.
According to Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, peace in the Middle East will not be created without peace and independence in a Palestinian state that will coexist with Israel through Two State Solution. In addition, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi also explained that in her bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, they discussed about radicalism and terrorism as well as increasing the value of trade and investment of the two countries. The two Ministers of Foreign Affairs also discussed various issues that have not yet been realized or Pending Issues, including the cooperation of the Aramco-Pertamina oil company, health, and the sending of health professionals and on the protection of more than 600 thousand Indonesian citizens who are registered working in Saudi Arabia. (VOI/Lalu Viqran Shink Khan/AHM)