Jakarta (ANTARA) - Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Executive Office member and chief, representing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government, Monday, inaugurated "President Joko Widodo" Street in Abu Dhabi symbolizing close UAE-Indonesia relations.

Inauguration of the "President Joko Widodo" Street took place, with attendees comprising Indonesian Ambassador to the UAE Husin Bagis and staffer of the Indonesian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the embassy noted in a written statement released on Tuesday.

Also present at the function were officials of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Abu Dhabi Municipality, who along with other invitees witnessed the removal of the red curtain swathing the name of the street.

The naming of "President Joko Widodo" Street” reflects the close bilateral relations and the UAE government's respect for President Joko Widodo for his endeavors to promote relations between the two nations during his term of office as Indonesian president.

President Joko Widodo Street is one of the main streets dividing the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) and diplomatic representative office complex.

The street was formerly known as Al Ma’arid Street, which means exhibition. The street links Rabdan Street to Tunb Al Kubra Street.

Ambassador Bagis is optimistic that the naming of President Joko Widodo Street would further reinforce and intensify the existing sound bilateral relations between the two nations.

Usually, streets in Abu Dhabi are given geographical names to mirror the land history of the streets as well as to preserve the culture and identity of Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi administration has renamed several main streets in honor of great leaders in Abu Dhabi.
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