Saudi Shoura Council chief holds talks with visiting counterpart from Indonesia

Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh receives Bambang Soesatyo, speaker of People’s Consultative Assembly of Indonesia, in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Updated 23 December 2019

Saudi Shoura Council chief holds talks with visiting counterpart from Indonesia

RIYADH: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh held talks with Bambang Soesatyo, speaker of People’s Consultative Assembly of Indonesia, in Riyadh on Sunday.

Al-Asheikh stressed the importance of enhancing ties between the Saudi Shoura Council and its Indonesian counterpart. He briefed the visiting dignitaries on the mechanism of the Shoura Council. 

Soesatyo lauded Saudi Arabia’s development and growth. He hailed the outcome of King Salman’s 2017 visit to Indonesia. He said the visit helped boost bilateral ties in various fields. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed several issues of common interests.

Later, Al-Asheikh hosted a luncheon in honor of the Indonesian delegation.

On Sunday, the speaker of the Pakistan’s National Assembly, Asad Qaiser, also arrived in Riyadh on an official visit to the Kingdom,

He was received by Al-Asheikh at the King Khalid International Airport. The Pakistani official is heading a delegation of parliamentarians and a number of key officials. He is scheduled to meet senior Saudi officials.

 

 

 


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