Dubai (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday morning held a meeting with 75 businessmen from 37 companies during his working visit in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The president and his entourage arrived at Dubai`s Royal Air Wing international airport at 7.15 local time on Tuesday after flying for about 10 hours from Johannesburg, South Africa.
After the meeting with the businessmen, Yudhoyono held a special meeting with a number of businessmen including the CEO of Emaar (tourism investor in Lombok), M Ali Alabbar, the CEO of Pacific Inter Link (Agrobusiness), Fouad Hayil Saeed from Qatar Islamic Bank, Abdul Latif bin Abdulla al Mahmod of Ras Al Khaimah dealing with infrastructure sector.
In addition, President Yudhoyono also met with Crown Prince Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi and Sheikh Bakar bin Ladin to discuss about investment opportunities in Indonesia.
The president and his entourage were scheduled to return home from Dubai at 07.30 a.m. local time after making a 10-day overseas tour of four countries - Iran, Senegal, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The President`s 82-member entourage included Foreign Affairs Minister Hassan Wirajuda, Minister/State Secretary Hatta Radjasa, Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu, Religious Affairs Minister Maftuh Basyuni and chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) MS Hidayat. (*)