Indonesia and Saudi Arabia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in digital economy. The MoU was signed by Indonesian Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara and Saudi Minister of Communication and Information Technology Abdullah Alswaha in Riyadh.
"We are committed to making this cooperation not just an MoU or a Memorandum of Understanding, but MoA, notably a Memorandum of Action," Rudiantara said in a press statement Thursday.
In the digital economy field, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia have the potential to establish cooperation in Umrah (minor Hajj) Digital Enterprise, as many Indonesian Muslims are eager to go to Saudi for Umrah.
Umrah Digital Enterprise, it is believed, will be able to address problems concerning the Umrah departure process.
The Communication and Informatics Ministry will invite two Indonesian unicorns - Tokopedia and Traveloka, to run the Umrah Digital Enterprise.
"We are proud to present the two Indonesian unicorns - Tokopedia and Traveloka. I believe, this is a beginning of our collaboration in the digital economy to support the 2030 Vision of Saudi Arabia, and the vision of Indonesia, which is the largest digital economy in ASEAN," he said.
Saudi Minister Alswaha lauded the cooperation with Indonesia.
"I believe that this partnership is very unique and special. We establish collaboration with the country having the largest Muslim population in the world. I am sure we could do more extraordinary things," he said. (ant)