Saudi Arabia, Indonesia vow to fight radicalism

Bogor (Indonesia), March 1 (IANS) The governments of Indonesia and Saudi Arabia have pledged to jointly fight radicalism and strengthen cooperation on investment, trade and fishery.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud met at the presidential palace located in a botanical garden in Bogor town near the country’s capital of Jakarta on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

“For Indonesia, Saudi Arabia is one of the most important partners in the Middle East,” said Widodo.

The President said that he was confident that Indonesia could be a strategic partner in reaching Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision through stronger economic ties.

President Widodo and King Salman witnessed the signing of agreements on cooperation in areas of fighting crime, trade, investment, fishery, research and technology, high education, culture and health.