Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Prabowo discusses bilateral, global issues with Saudi Crown Prince

Reading Time: 2 minutes
Gusty da Costa

Journalist

Editor

Interview

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto met with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) in Jeddah on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, discussing measures to expand Indonesia-Saudi bilateral relations and global issues, including the situation in Palestine.

“Saudi Arabia is a major partner for Indonesia in dialogue and resolution of regional and global issues,” Prabowo said.

“I have witnessed His Majesty’s firmness in affirming Saudi Arabia’s leadership in the region and beyond, including in promoting peace and stability for our brothers and sisters in Palestine. The Palestinian issue is very close to our hearts,” he added.

Prabowo also mentioned about Indonesia’s support for Palestine and the pursuit of united and concrete action to encourage an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, the same message which he delivered during the just concluded conference, Call for Action for Gaza Summit, held in Amman, Jordan a few days ago.

During the ummit, Indonesia also encouraged Israel’s compliance with the International Court of Justice order, Palestine’s full membership in the United Nations (UN), and supported humanitarian work on the ground, including the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) as the main service provider for Palestinian refugees.

In the meeting with MBS, Prabowo appreciated the strong trade relations between Indonesia and Saudi Arabia that despite lingering global uncertainties, bilateral trade between the two countries maintains a positive trend.

Prabowo also encouraged the two countries to continue working together to increase trade by exploring new opportunities, including expanding the potential for trade in defense industry products, agricultural technology, halal industry, and creative industry.

MBS on the occasion appreciated the close relationship between the two countries, where Indonesia is considered a second home for Saudi Arabia. He highlighted the need to increase economic and investment cooperation with Indonesia.

MBS also highlighted the Palestinian issue, citing that the largely anticipated ceasefire still has conditions that have not been met.

Gusty da Costa

Journalist

 

Editor

 

Interview

SUBSCRIBE NOW
We will provide you with an invoice for your reimbursable expenses.

Free

New to Indonesian market? Read our free articles before subscribing to the premium plan. If you already run your business in Indonesia, make sure to subscribe to the premium subscription so you won’t miss any intelligence & business opportunities.

Premium

$550 USD/Year

or

$45 USD/Month

Cancelation: you can cancel your subscription at any time, by sending us an email inquiry@ibp-media.com

Add keywords to your market watch and receive notification:
Schedule a free consultation with us:

We’ll contact you for confirmation.

FURTHER READING

The Indonesian Central Bank (BI) has broadened its international payment cooperation network by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bank of Korea (BoK) for QR code-based payments.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo departed for Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 in a move to discuss investment opportunities in Indonesia’s new capital city (IKN) with UAE business leaders.
Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah, has revealed that the Indonesian government is working to strengthen labor cooperation with the People’s Republic of China.
Dadan Kusdiana, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) and David Fredericks, Secretary of the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment & Water (DCCEEW) on Tuesday, July 2, 2024,signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation on energy transition.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has instructed his cabinet ministers to expedite the completion of the Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU-CEPA) before the State leadership transition in October this year.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Commission I of the House of Representatives (DPR) have agreed to establish a Working Committee (Panja) to discuss and finalize five defense cooperation bills with India, France, Cambodia, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).