The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Indonesia Mohammad Abdulla Al Ghfeli reaffirmed that deep bilateral relations between his country and Indonesia had been built under the principles of cooperation and mutual respect.
"The historical visit by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Vice Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to Indonesia in July 2019, served as a milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries," Abdulla Al Ghfeli stated at a function marking the 48th UAE National Day in Jakarta on Monday.
The visit has strongly prompted both nations to develop their cooperation into strategic partnership, he pointed out.
During the historical visit, 12 cooperation agreements were inked between both nations in addition to various investment agreements valued at US$9 billion.
On the occasion, the ambassador praised the successful visit by Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan to the UAE some time ago to follow up on the visit by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to Indonesia in July 2019.
Abdulla Al Ghfeli also extended congratulations to the Indonesian government and nation over the inauguration of Joko Widodo and Ma'ruf Amin as the Indonesian president and vice president for the 2019-2024 period.
Indonesian Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian and many ambassadors from friendly countries were also present at the commemoration of the 48th UAE National Day. (ANTARA)