The future has never been so promising

Ambassador’s message

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Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuh

At the outset, I wish to convey Happy 73rd Independence Day to all Indonesians residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I pray and hope that Allah SWT always bestows His blessing and mercy to all of us, in particular to all of our fellow Indonesians in Lombok and its surrounding areas; that their hearts will be strengthened to pass through the hard times.

This year Independence’s theme is “Kerja Kita Prestasi Bangsa” which underlines the importance of not only collective works but also persistent efforts to contribute to Indonesia’s remarkable achievements in various fields. To our fellow Indonesians, this is the time when we need to contribute actively; the time when Indonesia is transforming into a major player in the world. The future has never been so promising for Indonesia. We look forward to further enhancing our cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in realizing Indonesia’s development vision.

From being an economic giant in 2050 to the top five investment destination to proven political stability, Indonesia is at its best momentum. In addition to the positive credit rating from international agencies, inter alia, Baa2/Stable from Moody’s, BBB/Stable from Fitch Rating, BBB/Stable from Japan Credit Rating Agency and BBB-/Stable from Standard and Poor’s. Moreover, Indonesia will begin its term as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, promoting inter alia habits of dialogue, synergy for peace, global comprehensive approach to address terrorism, radicalism and extremism and global partnership for world peace.

On this occasion, I would like also to convey sincere thanks and high appreciation to the government and peoples of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in particular to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for its consistent supports to Indonesia including but not limited to exchanges of international candidacies and protection as well as assistance to all Indonesians residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including those performing Haj and Umrah, carrying out official duties as diplomats and living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The recent Makkah Route Initiative whereby Indonesian pilgrims can swiftly complete the entry process into Saudi Arabia in Indonesia through its dedicated airports, thus, cutting off several entry procedures is a living testament of the outstanding supports provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Indonesia. To this end, The Indonesian government praises the Makkah Route Initiative carried out under the directive of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince in the framework of Saudi National Transformation Program 2020 and Saudi Vision 2030 to better serving and facilitating the pilgrims.

In closing, let us pray and hope to Allah SWT for His never ending mercy and blessing to Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. I also pray that the brotherly relations will continue to flourish and serve not only the two governments and its peoples but to the Ummah and the World as well. Amien.

Wa’alaikumsalam Warahmatullah Wabarokatuh

Pesan dalam Bahasa Arab untuk WNI di Kerajaan Arab Saudi,

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuh

Saudara-saudara sebangsa dan setanah air yang berada di Kerajaan Arab Saudi, dalam semangat Hari Kemerdekaan ke-73 ini, marilah kita bersama-sama saling mengingatkan untuk selalu berupaya yang terbaik dalam berkontribusi dan membangun Indonesia yang lebih baik. Indonesia yang bukan saja mampu berdiri tegak di antara bangsa-bangsa besar di dunia, tetapi juga berdiri tegak bersama dengan rakyatnya baik di tanah air maupun di perantauan.

Saudara-saudara sebangsa dan setanah air, pemilihan umum Presiden dan Wakil Presiden Indonesia akan segera dilaksanakan. Marilah kita bersama-sama mensukseskan pesta demokrasi dengan jujur, adil, dan damai. Setiap warga negara Indonesia memilki kewajiban untuk mensukseskan jalannya pemilu yang adil dan bertanggung jawab. Insha Allah dengan dukungan kita semua, Indonesia dapat melaksanakan pemilu dengan baik di tahun depan.

Saudara-saudara sebangsa dan setanah air, pada kesempatan ini marilah kita sejenak menundukkan kepala dan berdoa untuk saudara-saudara kita yang saat ini tengah mengalami musibah gempa bumi di Lombok. Semoga mereka terus diberikan kesabaran dan kekuatan dalam menjalani cobaan yang sedang diberikan.

Saudara-saudara sebangsa dan setanah air, sebagai penutup marilah kita terus memanjatkan puji dan syukur atas rahmat Allah SWT yang tidak pernah berhenti ditumpahkan kepada Bangsa dan Negara Indonesa. Semoga Indonesia selalu jaya. Selamat Hari Ulang Tahun ke-73 Republik Indonesia. Dirgahayu Indonesia.

Wa’alaikumsalam Warahmatullah Wabarokatuh

Agus Maftuh Abegebriel

Ambassador of Indonesia


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