June 18, 2024


JAKARTA: Indonesia hoped for nearer cooperation with Saudi Arabia within the aviation sector and to develop its city transportation, the southeast Asian nation’s Ministry of Transportation has revealed.


Indonesian Minister of Transport Budi Karya Sumadi held a gathering along with his Saudi counterpart Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser in Riyadh on Sunday, the place they explored potential cooperation between the 2 nations.


In an announcement issued by his ministry, Sumadi mentioned: “This can be a huge momentum for our two nations to proceed cooperation in transportation, which has been going rather well.”


Sumadi was within the Saudi capital to attend the fifteenth Worldwide Civil Aviation Group’s Air Providers Negotiation occasion, partaking in a ministerial session alongside Al-Jasser and different transport officers.


His journey follows Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s state go to to the Kingdom in October, when officers mentioned the formation of a negotiation staff for the Indonesia-Saudi Arabia Complete Financial Partnership Settlement.


“There are many different collaboration alternatives we will do, particularly for Hajj flights and the event of city transportation,” Sumadi added.


The Indonesian minister had highlighted current city transportation developments in Saudi cities throughout his assembly with Al-Jasser, tasks taking place at a time when Indonesian cities had been additionally growing mass transport techniques.


“There’s a chance for (Saudi Arabia) to put money into Indonesia’s railways, which needs to be additional mentioned,” Ministry of Transportation spokesperson Adita Irawati informed Arab Information on Wednesday.


“Saudi Arabia’s expertise in growing city railways may also be a benchmark for Indonesia.”


Indonesia was wanting into the potential for establishing a three way partnership for home flights with Saudi airways, the ministry mentioned, because the nation additionally hoped to extend flights between the 2 nations to facilitate extra Indonesian pilgrims.


“On aviation, the significance of cooperation is said to Umrah and Hajj flights as there’s a giant quantity of Indonesian pilgrims,” Irawati added.


Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, sends the most important Hajj contingent and a whole bunch of 1000’s of Umrah pilgrims to Saudi Arabia yearly.