Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi met the Sultanate of Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah at Gedung Pancasila, Jakarta, Thursday ( 14/3 ). Both Ministers discussed bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, boosting economic cooperation with Gulf Cooperation Council and agreement between Pertamina and Oman Overseas Oil & Gas to build Grass Root Refinery in East Kalimantan.
On behalf of the Indonesian Government, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi expressed her appreciation for the facilitation of the Omani Government towards Indonesian citizens living in Oman, including the release of an Indonesian citizen detained by armed group in Yemen since November 2018. Both Ministers also discussed the issue of Middle East region, especially the issue of Palestine. Indonesia reiterated that the Palestinian issue is one of the special focuses in Indonesia’s foreign policy.