CAIRO: Two protocols on cancelling visas for diplomats and government officials and on training diplomats were signed during President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s visit to Jakarta Friday, Youm7 reported.
In a press conference with Sisi, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said they exchanged ideas on “moderate Islam” and countering extremism, adding that their outlooks on Middle East issues are similar. He also said they agreed on promoting their ideas on countering extremism at international fora.
The Egyptian president invited Widodo to visit Cairo, and assured him that Indonesian students and workers in Egypt are safe.
For her part, Indonesian Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno told the Egyptian media delegation that her country is ready to export coal to Egypt. Following the recent fuel crisis, Egypt has legalized the use of coal at factories despite health and environmental concerns as well as the potential use of other viable options, according to critics.
Indonesia is Sisi’s last stop of a seven-day Asian tour included Singapore and China.