The Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Abdul Aziz Ahmad, led a delegation of Heads of Mission from the MIKTA countries (Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia) who met with the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Mr. Jasem Mohamed Al Budaiwi, accompanied by the GCC Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs and Negotiation, Dr. Abdulaziz Aluwaisheg, at the GCC secretariat building in Riyadh on August 29.
At the meeting, the Indonesian ambassador explained MIKTA as an informal consultation forum and innovative partnership made up of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia established on the sidelines of the 2013 UN General Assembly session in New York. Ambassador Aziz also explained the priorities of the Indonesian Presidency at MIKTA in 2023, namely strengthening multilateralism, inclusive recovery and digital transformation.
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In his statement, the Indonesian Ambassador to Riyadh, Dr. Abdul Aziz Ahmad, stated: “This meeting is a very important first step in strengthening relations between MIKTA and the GCC. We hope that this cooperation will bring great benefits to both parties and also support our goals of promoting peace and stability in the region and globally,” Ambassador Aziz stated.
In addition, various international economic issues were discussed, such as food security, the importance of competitive and efficient energy markets, the need for affordable access to a clean energy transition, and the role of open economic policies in creating a transregional economy. strong. The opportunity for cooperation between MIKTA and the CCG was also one of the main topics of discussion.
Aziz also explained the priorities of the Indonesian Presidency at MIKTA in 2023, namely strengthening multilateralism, inclusive recovery and digital transformation.
The General Secretary of the CCG, Hon. Mr. Jasem Mohamed Al Budaiwi, expressed his thanks to the MIKTA ambassadors who had taken the initiative to establish relations with the GCC Secretariat. The details of the cooperation proposal between the two parties are likely to be discussed in the near future, which shows the firm commitment to strengthen the cooperation between the GCC and MIKTA in various fields.
Present in the delegation were the Mexican ambassador, Aníbal Gómez-Toledo; the ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Park Joon-yong; Australian Ambassador Mark Donovan; and the charge d’affaires of the Turkish Embassy, Mr. Muratcan Akel.