Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince most popular foreign leader among Indonesians: Survey

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Indonesians hold the most confidence in Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman compared to all foreign world leaders, according to a survey by Lowy Institute foreign policy think tank.

The survey, published on Monday, is titled: ‘Charting their own course: How Indonesians see the world.” It stated: “A majority of Indonesians have confidence in Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (57 percent).”

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces came in second place with 52 percent.

The survey found that Indonesians who voted for the Saudi and Emirati leaders expressed “high levels of confidence regardless of their stated religion.”

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The report said: “Indonesians appear to hold Islamic countries in particularly high regard. Saudi Arabia tops the ‘feelings thermometer’, which measures Indonesians’ perceptions about countries and territories on a scale of 0° (coldest feelings) to 100° (warmest feelings).”

It added: “Saudi Arabia receives a very warm reading of 70° from Indonesians, as does the United Arab Emirates at 64° and the Palestine territories at 63°.”

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