29 Jan 2018 – 8:52
Doha: Indonesian Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative, Dr Fadli Zon and his accompanying delegation met the Indonesian community in Qatar at a gathering at the Ambassador’s Residence recently.
Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar, Air Marshal (Retd) Muhammad Basri Sidehabi, welcomed the Deputy Speaker and praised community members for their excellent contributions in bilateral relation between the two countries, said a statement.
The community comprised of Indonesian expatriates working in various sectors such as banking, trade, services, telecommunication, oil and gas industry and other sector. The community is under the aegis of Indonesian Community in Doha (PERMIQA) led by Edwin Kurniawan.
In his speech, Fadli Zon praised Indonesian community in Qatar for their important role in supporting the mission of the government to promote good relations between Indonesia and Qatar particularly in economic and socio-cultural activities. He also urged the community to revive their local traditions as well as to respect the law and traditions of the host country to further strengthening the friendly cooperation between Qatar and Indonesia as well as keep unity and integrity among Indonesians in Qatar.
He was delighted that the bilateral relations continue to flourish and develop in future particularly after the visit of Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Indonesia on October 2017.
According to Ambassador Basri, the gathering was also aimed to provide a knowledge for the community of the current situation including the update of socio-economic and political development in Indonesia. According to Indonesian Embassy’s official, Boy Dharmawan, the visit of Deputy Speaker and his accompanying delegation to Qatar was on the invitation of the Speaker of the Advisory Council H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.