His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and his accompanying delegation arrived in Indonesia yesterday evening on a two-day state visit. They were greeted upon arrival at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport by Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Qatar’s ambassador to Indonesia Ahmed bin Jassim al-Hamar, Indonesia’s ambassador to Qatar Mohamed Basri Sidehabi and staff of the Qatari embassy.
His Highness the Emir’s visit will significantly contribute to the development of distinguished relations between the two countries over the past 41 years, the Indonesian ambassador has said.
In a statement to Qatar News Agency, the ambassador said the Emir and Indonesian President Joko Widodo will hold talks on regional and international issues of mutual concern, including efforts to increase trade and investment, as well as co-operation in transport, industry, and capacity building.
The ambassador affirmed that Indonesia and Qatar have long enjoyed excellent relations at the government and people levels. “Through 41 years of diplomatic relations between Indonesian and Qatar, the two countries have developed strong partnerships through high-level political exchanges and co-operation in various fields.”
He noted that Qatar was one of the biggest investors in Indonesia with stakes in telecommunications, banking, and energy fields.
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