Saudi Islamic affairs minister meets heads of Indonesian universities on sidelines of ASEAN conference
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh has met with several presidents of Indonesian public universities on the island of Bali, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the second Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ international conference, which was organized by the ministry in cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The minister was briefed on the programs and activities of Indonesian public universities, and held discussions on various issues of common interest.
The university presidents praised the Kingdom’s efforts, led by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in serving the Indonesian people and providing scholarships in Saudi universities, from which thousands of Indonesian students have benefited.
They also paid tribute to the outstanding development of the Kingdom’s higher education system, and the success of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs’ organization of the ASEAN conference, which had wide participation from scholars and thinkers and consolidated the pioneering role played by the Kingdom in spreading moderation and countering extremism.