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Saudi signs trade deals with Indonesia

King Salman arrived in the world's largest Muslim-majority country today to start a 12-day visit

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held talks with Indonesia’s president today and signed a range of cooperation agreements at the beginning of a 12-day visit to the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.

The royal visit is the first by a Saudi monarch in nearly five decades.

Travelling light

  • 1,500 people have accompanied the Saudi king
  • 459 tonnes of luggage
  • 2 luxury cars

The leaders oversaw, among 11 pacts, the signing of agreements to take down trade barriers and a new agreement between state energy companies Saudi Aramco and Pertamina, building on an existing $6 billion plan to expand Indonesia’s biggest refinery.

The king arrived at a military air base in the capital, Jakarta, earlier today before being met by President Joko Widodo who escorted him along a red carpet flanked by guards to a limousine.

King Salman is being accompanied by an entourage that Indonesian officials have said could number up to 1,500.

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