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Retno talks with Saudi counterpart over envoy’s tweet

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  12:44 am

Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has talked with her Saudi Arabian counterpart over the controversial statement made by a Saudi envoy in Jakarta about an Islamist rally, which was held over the weekend.

Retno and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir talked over the phone on Tuesday evening, during which he assured her that his country did not have an agenda with regard to Indonesia’s domestic affairs.

“We talked about the good and strong relations we have with Saudi Arabia, and it was inevitable that we also talked about the tweet of the Saudi ambassador in Jakarta,” Retno told reporters on the sidelines of the second Bali Democracy Students Conference on Wednesday.

On Sunday, the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Indonesia Usamah Muhammad al-Syuaiby posted a number of photos on his Twitter account, @Os_alshuaibi, with a caption in Arabic that read: “Th...