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.
- 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.