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Saudi Arabia Urged to Open Its Market for Indonesian Products

From Antara News
March 19, 2015

A.M. Fachir , Indonesian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs has appealed to Saudi Arabian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid to further open its market for Indonesias products.

"From the economic side, the trade volume of Saudi Arabia is much more surplus than ours as Indonesia buys oil from it," he pointed out here, Thursday.

Indonesia hoped that the Saudi Arabian government will open its market for Indonesian products as a reciprocal gesture for the bilateral trade relations shared between both countries.

According to Fachir, bilateral trade between Indonesia and Saudi Arabia reached about US$8.2 billion, of which Saudi Arabia enjoys a surplus of around US$5 billion.

He noted that about 750 thousand to one million Indonesians annually undertake Umrah pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

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