King Salman to bring entourages of 1,500 people to Indonesia

King Salman to bring entourages of 1,500 people to Indonesia


Jakarta — The Indonesian government will have an honored guest King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who is scheduled to visit Indonesia on 1-9 March 2017. The State Secretary Pramono Anung said that this would be a historical visit for the Indonesian government. The king never came to Indonesia after the 1970s or about 40 years ago. Anung at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday (21/02) said the king’s entourage would consist of almost 1,500 people, 10 ministers and 25 princes. Anung went on to say that the king would be in Jakarta for three days on 1-3 March. On 4-9 March the entourage will go to Bali. Anung also said that President Joko Widodo will give an award of the highest state star to the king. The Indonesian government has made efforts to maintain good relationships between the two governments and enhance investments. There will be a Memorandum of Understanding signing between Saudi Aramco and a project in Cilacap, Central Java worth around US$6 billion. Another project worth US$1 billion will also be signed. “We are targeting to reach investments worth US$25 billion from Saudi Arabia,” concluded Anung.