Mohammed bin Rashid: Strengthen the partnership with Indonesia

Dubai (Etihad)

His Majesty Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Governor of Dubai, met yesterday with Joko Widodo, President of the friendly Republic of Indonesia, in the presence of His Majesty Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. , Deputy Governor of Dubai and Vice President Cabinet and Minister of Finance, at the headquarters of Expo 2020 Dubai.

  • Mohammed bin Rashid during his meeting with Joko Widodo and the accompanying delegation, in the presence of Maktoum bin Mohammed, Ahmed bin Saeed, Ahmed bin Mohammed, Mansour bin Mohammed, Nahayan bin Mubarak, ministers and senior attendees (WAM photos)
    Mohammed bin Rashid during his meeting with Joko Widodo and the accompanying delegation, in the presence of Maktoum bin Mohammed, Ahmed bin Saeed, Ahmed bin Mohammed, Mansour bin Mohammed, Nahayan bin Mubarak, ministers and senior attendees (WAM photos)

His Majesty Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum welcomed President Joko Widodo and his accompanying delegation, expressing the UAE’s pride in the close friendship and cooperative relations that exist between the two countries, and the UAE’s aspiration to push the partnership paths in the various main sectors. . which support the development trends of the two friendly countries.In light of the compatibility of views and the common desire to discover more partnership opportunities in a way that responds to the expected level of development and prosperity between the two countries over the next one. stage.

His Majesty said in a tweet on Twitter yesterday: “While they received Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Exposition, we signed agreements with Indonesia in the fields of aviation, oil, energy, investment protection, financial payment systems and others. The value of our trade exchanges with them there are 7 billion dirhams in 2020, and we want to double cooperation with them as a strategic partner to reach new heights. “

During the meeting, which was attended by His Majesty Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Supreme Chairman of the Emirates Group and Chairman of the Supreme Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, His Majesty Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and a number of His Excellency ministers and directors of Dubai ministries, they discussed on ways to develop the partnership between the UAE and Indonesia against the background of the strong relations that unite them on various political, economic and cultural levels, especially as the bilateral cooperation has witnessed a remarkable development in the last period level and senior officials of the two countries, and the agreement of the political leadership in the two countries for for ti the existing partnership to higher levels of coordination and constructive interaction to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples and support the ambitious development directions of both sides.

The meeting included discussing ways to improve bilateral cooperation within the various economic and technical sectors, including strengthening trade exchange between the two countries, which over the past few years has witnessed encouraging growth as the value of the UAE’s non-oil foreign trade with Indonesia reached. two billion dollars by 2020, while the total exchanges achieved Trade between the two countries has reached more than $ 11 billion over the past five years.

During the meeting, the two sides also discussed ways to advance the fields of cooperation in many key sectors that form basic pillars within the development plans in the two countries, including the sectors of investment, energy, technology, financial services, travel, tourism and infrastructure, emphasizing the importance of creating space for both private sectors, Discover the opportunities specific to those sectors, whether in Indonesia or the UAE, and explore the possibility of launching constructive partnerships in which the private sector contributes primarily, increasing the amount of interest and the investment return for both parties.

In addition, the meeting touched on a discussion of a number of issues of common concern, including current developments on the regional and international arenas, mainly of which there are global efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, and what it requires from coordinated plans and initiatives. to accelerate global recovery rates, and also to address the issue of climate change, which has become a real challenge that casts a shadow over the future of the world, and what the current environmental situation requires a rapid global movement in which efforts are made; United Nations to activate the necessary resources to achieve climate neutrality, which the UAE has announced its goal of achieving by 2050 in the framework of its full support for international efforts to conserve the environment, and its commitment to aligning national development priorities with the UN Sustainable Development, set by the United Nations within the 2030 Global Agenda.

Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding
His Majesty Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Excellency President Joko Widodo witnessed the exchange of a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding between the two sides in the context of strengthening partnership within a number of key sectors, including: The exchange of a memorandum. of understanding between the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy with the Education and Training Center at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, and its exchange HE Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State, with HE Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia.

And a memorandum of understanding between the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and the Bank of Indonesia on cooperation in the field of payment systems and digital financial innovation, exchanged by His Excellency Khalid Muhammad Balama Al-Tamimi, Governor of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates Emirates, with His Excellency Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia. In addition to a memorandum of understanding for mutual recognition of qualification certificates for training levels, certification and duty work for foreign personnel, HE Sohail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, exchanged with HE General Luhut Binzar Pandjaitan, Minister of Coordination of Marine Affairs .

common investment
A memorandum of understanding on the joint investment framework agreement between the Indonesian Investment Authority and the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund was exchanged with Khalifa Mohammed Al Suwaidi, CEO of the fund, with Rida Wirakusuma, CEO of the authority, who in turn also exchanged agreement. on a strategic alliance for port development with Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, President DP World.

  • Mohammed bin Rashid and the Indonesian President during the signing of a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding
    Mohammed bin Rashid and the Indonesian President during the signing of a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding

The two sides exchanged an agreement on cooperation and partnership between Mubadala Petroleum and PT Kelang Pertamina Industrial, and Mansour Mohamed Al Hamed, CEO of Mubadala Petroleum, and Joko Priyono, CEO of Pertamina Indonesia, and an agreement on the development of solar panels between Masdar and Pertamina Renewable Energy Company.Muhammed Jamil Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, exchanged it with Nikki Widyawati, CEO of the Indonesian company.

  • Maktoum bin Mohammed, Ahmed bin Saeed, Ahmed bin Mohammed and Mansour bin Mohammed
    Maktoum bin Mohammed, Ahmed bin Saeed, Ahmed bin Mohammed and Mansour bin Mohammed

A memorandum of understanding was also exchanged between (G42) Group and Smart Telecom, exchanged by Ping Qiao, CEO of G42 Group, and Frankie Widjaga, CEO of Biopharma, and a memorandum of understanding between Hyatt Biotech and Biopharma Company, exchanged by Mansour Al . -Mansoori, CEO of the G42 Group and Hunsty Bassier, CEO of Biopharma.

  • Mansour bin Muhammad, Nahayan bin Mubarak, and Muhammad Al Gergawi
    Mansour bin Muhammad, Nahayan bin Mubarak, and Muhammad Al Gergawi

Indonesia’s economy is the largest economy in Southeast Asia, according to estimates by the World Bank, which expected its economy to achieve strong growth of 4.4% by 2021, and may rise to 5% by 2022 with the decline in mistrust rates. in the world and the expansion of campaigns Vaccination against the emerging coronary virus, while the Indonesian market has promising opportunities, being one of the most important emerging markets around the world.

  • Thani Al-Zeyoudi and senior attendees during the meeting
    Thani Al-Zeyoudi and senior attendees during the meeting

Investment Protection
An instrument of ratification of the Agreement for the Promotion and Mutual Protection of Investments, and an instrument of ratification of the Agreement on Double Tax Avoidance as amended, were exchanged by HE Muhammad bin Hadi Al-Husseini, Minister of State for Financial Affairs. , and HE Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, who in turn also exchanged notes on changing the safe-haven travel arrangement with His Excellency Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State.

  • Senior audience during the reception
    Senior audience during the reception

A memorandum of understanding was exchanged between the UAE and Indonesia’s export credit agencies, and Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Etihad Export Credit, and Mr. Benny Ooroito, Chief Executive Officer of the Indonesian Agency . A memorandum of understanding on the strategic partnership between PT Garuda Indonesia and Emirates Airlines was exchanged, and His Majesty Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President and CEO of Emirates Airline Group, and His Excellency Ark Taher, Minister of State Enterprises of Indonesia.

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