Indonesia’s President inaugurates Saudi-funded developmental projects

June 27, 2011

Indonesian President Dr. Al-Hajji Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inaugurated a number of Saudi-funded developmental projects worth a total of more than SR 24 million today in the Province of Pakassi, a suburb of Jakarta. The event was attended by Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh and Saudi Ambassador to Indonesia Abdulrahman Khayyat.

The projects included the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud endowment building; the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques University Premises at the Mohammed Nasser Higher Institute for Dawa in Pakassi; the Princess Nura bint Abdulrahman Al-Saud Center for Dawa, Education and Humanitarian Works in Jakarta; the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Library at the headquarters of the Supreme Council for Islamic Call in Indonesia; the Printing Press Project; and the Callers Training Courses Project.

The Indonesian President thanked the Kingdom for the gifts, appealing to Allah Almighty to make them useful for the Indonesian people. For his part, Al-Asheikh lauded the strong relations enjoyed by the Kingdom and Indonesia.