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Saudi Arabia Appreciates Indonesian Leadership in Regions and the World

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia appreciates Indonesia's leadership both in the region and in the world. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said that Indonesia's seat in the Security Council of the United Nations (UN) also represented the interests of Muslim countries.

This was one of the points of discussion when President Joko Widodo received a courtesy call from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Adel Al Jubeir. The meeting took place at the Royal Guest House, Riyadh, Sunday (4/14).

"The meeting discussed, among other things, how the two countries increased bilateral cooperation. From the Saudi side stressed a lot more or less the same position that Indonesia and Saudi Arabia have had on various issues, "said Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi after the meeting.

Retno said, during the meeting President Jokowi and the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs also discussed cooperation in the framework of broadcasting peaceful Islam, tolerant Islam, and also cooperating in the context of counter-terrorism.

In addition, President Jokowi and the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs also discussed the issue of how the two countries could increase cooperation in helping support the Palestinian cause.

"It is known that the future of Palestine becomes more difficult and becomes an obligation for Saudi Arabia and Indonesia to continue to improve cooperation and to support the Palestinian cause," said Retno.

Also accompanying the President at the meeting were Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Chief of Staff of the President of Moeldoko, and Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Agus Maftuh Abegebriel. (biro pers )

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