Sat, 13 Aug 2022

BALI, 6th July, 2022 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met with Retno Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, on the sidelines of the meetings of G20 ministers of foreign affairs held in Indonesia.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the bilateral ties between the UAE and Indonesia and ways of enhancing their cooperation.

Sheikh Abdullah said the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is committed to international efforts to support the process of sustainable development, which will guarantee international stability and prosperity. He lauded the vision of Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, that reflects the joint will of the two countries to develop their strategic relations.

He said that President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed lauds the Indonesian President's visit to the UAE as part of the two countries' work and constructive cooperation to promote overall comprehensive development and ensure opportunities of growth and prosperity for the two friendly peoples.

The UAE and Indonesia enjoy deep-rooted strategic ties, which are witnessing overall development supported by their leaderships, and were recently crowned by the signing of a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) between the two countries in Abu Dhabi.

Marsudi welcomed Sheikh Abdullah and stressed Indonesia's keenness to enhance its cooperation with the UAE in various fields, highlighting the UAE's pioneering stature regionally and internationally.

The two sides then pointed out that the CEPA signed by the two countries is part of a joint vision to enhance their economic opportunities and achieve recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two countries continue to cooperate closely by working together on a wide range of strategic projects, as the UAE has pledged US$10 billion to the Indonesian Investment Authority, in addition to accelerating the pace of investment projects in sectors of shared priority such as agriculture, energy, infrastructure and logistics in parallel with encouraging future cooperation in the tourism, entrepreneurship and health care domains.

Abdullah Salem Obeid Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the UAE to the Republic of Indonesia attended the meeting.

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