Mohamed Bin Zayed, Joko Widodo during Friay prayer at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. WAM
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, performed Jumuah Prayer (Friday prayer) at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
The Jumuah Sermon was delivered by Taleb Mohammed Al Shehhi, under the theme, "Good Deeds on the Last Ten Days of the Month of Dhul-Hijjah," urging people to benefit from these blessed days, increase their giving and good deeds, and raise children on righteousness, giving and good ethics.
He also encouraged parents to raise their children’s awareness of ideas that contradict the values of Islam and good ethics, noting that children are the nation’s future, and prayed to Allah Almighty to protect the UAE.
Mohamed Bin Zayed, Joko Widodo and other dignitaries perform Friday prayer at Grand Mosque. WAM
The Jumah prayers were also performed by Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.
Mohamed Bin Zayed and Joko Widodo (second left) during Friday prayer at Grand Mosque. WAM
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed received Joko Widodo. During the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed welcomed President Widodo and expressed his hope that the visit will help advance the overall bilateral ties between the UAE and Indonesia.
They also discussed their cooperation in the areas of investment, the economy, trade and development to support their sustainable development efforts, as well as their views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.
The parties exchanged views regarding the overall regional and international developments of mutual issues.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed said the relations between the UAE and Indonesia have witnessed recent advancement, stressing the UAE’s keenness to enhance their cooperation and coordination, and noting the signing of a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) between the two countries that will strengthen their ties.
He then lauded Widodo’s role in strengthening the overall relationship between the two countries in recent years, as well as his keenness to ensure the CEPA’s success, noting the historic and deep-rooted ties between the two countries.
Mohamed Bin Zayed holds talks with Joko Widodo in Abu Dhabi. WAM
Widodo commended the deep-rooted relations between the two countries, noting that they share the same human values and believe in the importance of coexistence and cooperation. He also expressed his happiness about the continuous development of ties at all levels.
He also lauded the efforts of President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and his role in enhancing the bilateral ties between the two countries, expressing his keenness to further advance their cooperation and encourage mutual investments for the benefit of the two countries.
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Special Affairs Adviser at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention; Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Dr Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy; Mariam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment; Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade; Dr Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargash, Diplomatic Advisor to the UAE President, and several other officials.
Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Joko Widodo in Abu Dhabi. WAM
The meeting was also attended by the Indonesian delegation accompanying Widodo, including Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Defence; Zulkifli Hasan, Minister of Trade; Erick Thohir, Indonesia's Minister of State Owned Enterprises; Pramono Anung, Cabinet Secretary; Bambang Susanto, Head of the Capital Authority of Nusantara; Ridha Wirakusumah, Indonesia Investment Authority CEO; Husin Baqis, Indonesian Ambassador to the UAE, and several senior officials.
The two leaders reviewed prospects of cooperation between their countries and the various opportunities for developing collaboration in political, economic, investment and developmental fields.
The meeting, which took place at Al Shati Palace, discussed strengthening ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries across vital economic, investment and developmental sectors.
Upon the arrival at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed was received by President Joko Widodo of Indonesia.
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