"My main task is to ensure that bilateral relations between the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia continue to develop rapidly in various sectors," Ambassador Al Dhaheri said at Wisma Antara on Thursday (July 9, 2020).
He made the statement after a meeting with the president director of LKBN Antara, Meidyatama Suryodiningrat, at Wisma Antara in Jakarta on Thursday.
Ambassador Al Dhaheri said the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia have enjoyed very close bilateral relations so far.
This is evidenced by the visits made by the leaders of the two countries in July last year and January this year.
In July, 2019, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had visited Indonesia.
During his visit, the UAE and Indonesia had signed 12 cooperation agreements, in addition to a number of investment agreements worth US$9 billion.
Then, in January, 2020, President Joko Widodo had held a bilateral meeting with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, who is also the deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces. The meeting was held at the Qasr Al Watan Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
At the meeting between President Widodo and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 16 agreements were signed by Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates.
"We will definitely do what is needed to ensure that the agreement reached by both parties can be followed up. It is my duty to follow up on the agreement," Ambassador Al Dhaheri stated.
During the meeting with president director of LKBN Antara, the ambassador said the United Arab Emirates was not only focusing on the oil sector for generating state revenue, but also tourism, culture, trade, commerce, finance, and technology sectors.
The tourism, cultural, trade, commercial, financial, and technology sectors are now the mainstay of the country's income, Ambassador Al Dhaheri said.
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