The Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Indonesia commends the development of Saudi-Indonesian relations

Ambassador of the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques to the Republic of Indonesia, Issam Abed Al-Thaqafi, described the (Saudi-Indonesian) relations as historical, starting from the era of King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud – may God have mercy on him – and on a number of Indonesian independence leaders during the period before Indonesia’s independence from colonialism. That King Abdulaziz was the first to recognize the independence of the Republic of Indonesia and, as a result, the exchange of delegations between the two countries began, and then the relationship was transformed in an exchange of ambassadors.

In a statement to the Saudi press agency in occasion of the summit of G20 leaders in Indonesia, Ambassador Al-Thaqafi noted the relations that unite the two countries and which are based on the Islamic faith, solidarity and fraternity, referring to the historic visit of the Guardian of the Two Sacred Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – May God protect him – In March 2017, the Republic of Indonesia was a milestone and a historic step in the bilateral relations between the two countries, during which (18) agreements and protocols of understanding and cooperation were signed between the two countries in many fields, which raised the level of bilateral relations between the two countries to broader horizons, followed by the official visit that the Indonesian President made to the Kingdom in 2019, and the two countries continue their continuous bilateral visits, as these visits have crystallized in understanding and cooperation agreements in various fields, including: health, scientific, educational, cultural, commercial, Islamic, tourism, agriculture, crime control and development Small and medium-sized enterprises, the cooperation between Imam Muhammad bin Saud University and the University of Muhammadiyah, the recruitment of Indonesian workers, the accounting and control sector and This is the field of communications and information technology The recent generous approval of the agreement for the establishment of a coordination council between the two countries led by the two directions represents a qualitative leap in the level of cooperation between the two countries.

And he indicated that the distinct relations between the two sister countries have extended to addressing major international issues such as climate change, environmental protection and renewable energy, as well as cooperation within international organizations and gatherings, the most important of which is the Group of Twenty, a group that brings together the economies of the twenty most powerful economies in the world, where the economy of these countries accounts for 90% of the world’s total production and a third of the world’s population, the group’s decisions influence trends in the global economy.

He claimed that quest’year Indonesia will host the work of the Group of Twenty with the title “Recovery together, stronger recovery” to propose solutions to the current global economic problems and the Kingdom is trying, with the rest of the Member States, to make the summit, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a success The Crown Prince and the Prime Minister – may God protect him – to the Kingdom delegation attending the summit, noting that the group and the world watch with interest in Kingdom participation and appreciates its role in global economic stability, in particularly with the achievements of Kingdom Vision 2030 and taking advantage of his experience in this regard.