RIYADH, 19th January, 2016 (WAM) — Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubair, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Retno Marsudi, Indonesian Foreign Minister, have discussed ways to boost relations between the two countries.

In a press statement following the meeting, Al-Jubair described Saudi-Indonesian relations as distinguished, saying that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is keen to have better relations with Indonesia.

Saudi Press Agency, SPA, quoted Al-Jubair as saying, “The visit of the Indonesian Foreign Minister to the Kingdom is a continuation of the previous exchanged visits between the two countries, including the visit of the Indonesian President to the Kingdom and the visits of the Saudi officials to Indonesia.

He added, “The Kingdom appreciates the positive role of Indonesia in the Muslim world and the world in general; the kingdom and Indonesia, as you know, are members of the G-20, so there is very great work in the economic field between the two countries, and we look forward to the further strengthening of these relations between the two Islamic countries”.

The Indonesian foreign minister said that her visit to the kingdom reflects the strong bilateral ties between the two countries, pointing out that during the meeting they focused on economic cooperation between the two countries and Saudi investments in Indonesia, as well as the possibility of cooperation in the field of banking and other areas.

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