Abu Dhabi, wapresri.go.id – The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (MBZ), expressed his admiration for Indonesia’s great potential in various fields. Thus, he wants to continue advancing the relationship between Indonesia and the PEA, especially in technology.

The President of MBZ stated this during a bilateral meeting with the Vice President (Vice President) K.H. Ma’ruf Amin at the Al Shatie Palace in Abu Dhabi, Wednesday (02/11/2022).

“I see there are many areas that Indonesia can still explore between the two countries, especially in the field of technology,” he said.

He also mentioned that Indonesia is a country that has a reasonably high capability in the field of technology.

“In addition, Indonesia’s huge population is a separate strength for Indonesia, especially among other Islamic countries,” said MBZ.

“Islamic and Arab countries see very well how important Indonesia is with a growing population,” he added.

Thus, MBZ also believes that, based on all existing indicators, Indonesia will become a great country in the next 25 years.

“Because Indonesia is supported by stability and stability in time will be the most important factor for the progress of a country,” he said.

In addition, said MBZ, Indonesia has the factors that make it possible to become a big country.

“And Indonesia also has the manpower or a workforce that is very serious or very hardworking, and we see an interest for us to increase cooperation in the field of employment,” he said.

Likewise, continued MBZ, he wants to continue to increase cooperation with Indonesia, especially as a fellow Muslim country.

“Because Indonesia has a considerable weight of Islamic nuances. May Allah SWT protect the Indonesian nation and continue to stabilize it,” he prayed.

Furthermore, President MBZ also commended the leadership of President Joko Widodo, who continues to build and strengthen bilateral relations between Indonesia and the PEA.

“I respect him because I see that he is a heartfelt leader in advancing the nation and its people,” he concluded.

On the same occasion, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin explained that Indonesia, at 100 years old, namely in 2045, wants to become a Golden Indonesia.

“We have large natural resources, quite a lot of human resources, but we also need technology and scientific progress,” he said.

Therefore, said the Vice President, Indonesia needed cooperation with PEA to realize these ideals.

“Hopefully, this cooperation will bring blessings to both countries,” he said.

Finally, the Vice President appreciated PEA’s support for the Indonesian Presidency at the G20 and President MBZ’s willingness to attend the G20 Summit in Bali in mid-November.

“And I hope Your Excellency’s support will continue during the Summit in pushing for a declaration or communique. Also, so that the G20 Summit can produce concrete cooperation beneficial to the world,” he pleaded.

MBZ President’s son Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Presidential Chief of Staff Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad Al Nahyan, and PEA Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei were present accompanying the President of MBZ at this bilateral meeting were

Meanwhile, the Vice President was accompanied by the Indonesian Ambassador to PEA Husin Bagis, Head of the Vice President Secretariat Ahmad Erani Yustika, Director General for Asia Pacific and Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdul Kadir Jailani, Deputy for Human Development and Equitable Development Policy Support Suprayoga Hadi, as well as Special Staff for the Vice President for Communication and Information Masduki Baidlowi. (SM/LHS-BPMI Setwapres)