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Jan 12, 2020
January 12, 2020
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed received the President of Indonesia at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
The Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces welcomed Joko Widodo to the palace with an official reception.
The pair went on to have a meeting where they discussed ways of furthering bilateral ties between the UAE and Indonesia, and issues of mutual interest.
"Today, I received my friend Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, and discussed bilateral ties with him as well as regional and international issues," Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed said on Twitter.
"We share a common desire to promote mutually beneficial bilateral action."
The UAE and Indonesia have a steep history, beginning in 1976 when diplomatic ties began.
The Indonesian Embassy opened in Abu Dhabi in October two years later, at the level of charge d'affaires.
UAE Founding Father Sheikh Zayed visited the southeast Asian country in May 1990, a year before the UAE embassy would open in Jakarta.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visited the world's most populous Muslim nation in July last year, further strengthening economic, political and cultural ties.
Trade between the two countries amounted to about $2.2 billion in 2018, and the UAE is among the top 18 global markets for Indonesian exports. Indonesia is among the top 30 countries exporting goods and products to the UAE.
Updated: January 12, 2020 08:07 PM
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