Jakarta-wapresri.go.id. Vice President Jusuf Kalla escorted King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta on Saturday morning (Mar. 4).
After a three-day state visit in Jakarta, the king departed for Brunei Darussalam before vacationing in Bali from March 4 to 9, 2017.
Before escorting King Salman to the airport, the Vice President met with 16 Saudi princes who will also accompany the king’s visit to Brunei and Bali. The meeting was held in the VVIP Room of the airport.
The sixteen princes were Khalid Bin Fahad Bin Khalid Bin Mohammad Bin Abdulrahman Mansour Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Mohammed Bin Fahad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Saud Bin Fahad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Talal Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al -Saud, Khaled Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Sattam Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Faisal Bin Khaled Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Moqrin Bin Mansour Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Abduklrahman Bin Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Al-saud, Abdulaziz Bin Saud Bin Nayef Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Ahmed Bin Fahad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-saud Abdullah Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Saud Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Nayef Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-saud, and Rakan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
In the meeting, they discussed about the efforts to accelerate 11 cooperations agreed by both countries, among others construction development between the Saudi Fund for Development and the government of Indonesia, cultural cooperation, the development of small and medium enterprises, health cooperation, cooperation in the field of aero nautical, cooperation in scientific research and higher education, cooperation in the field of Islamic affairs, marine and fisheries cooperation, trade cooperation, and cooperation in combating crimes.
“We want all [of these agreements] to be implemented immediately,” said Prince Mansour Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud who was sitting next to the Vice President in the meeting.
After the king’s departure, the Vice President told the media that the visit of King Salman should not only be seen in the value of investment by Saudi Arabia to Indonesia, but also in the impact on Indonesia’s better image in the international scene.
In the occasion, the Vice President also appreciated the media who made coverage on King Salman’s visit to Indonesia.
Also escorting King Salman with the Vice President were Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, Vice Governor of Jakarta Djarot Saiful Hidayat, Jakarta Police Chief Inspector General M Iriawan, Indonesian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Agus Maftuh Abegebriel, and the President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East and OIC Alwi Shihab.