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Saudi-Indonesian trade in focus at forum

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will meet Saudi businessmen during the Saudi-Indonesia Business Forum at Jeddah Hilton here today to explore prospects of boosting trade and investment ties between the two OIC countries.
“President Yudhoyono will be the keynote speaker at the forum,” said an Indonesian consulate official. Yudhoyono arrived here yesterday to address the forum and perform Umrah. Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, Indonesian Ambassador Gatot Abdullah Mansyur and other senior officials were present at the airport to receive the president. A group of Saudi businessmen is planning to meet Yudhoyono to discuss the possibility of lifting a ban on Indonesian manpower exports to the Kingdom.