WATCH: King Salman greeted by thousands in Jakarta

Indonesians took to the streets to greet King Salman. (SPA)

King Salman bin Abdel Aziz was greeted in Jakarta by thousands of Indonesians waiving Saudi flags on both sides of his road towards the presidential palace.

Standing under heavy rains, some of the greeting Arabic-speaking Indonesians even managed to sing the Saudi national anthem in reception of the king.

The King’s arrival is part of his ongoing Asian tour, which started by visiting Malaysia on Sunday.

استقبال شعبي للملك سلمان في إندونيسيا 2

استقبال شعبي للملك سلمان في إندونيسيا 2

Indonesia’s ties with Saudi are historical and solid, with 200,000 Indonesian working in the kingdom, making them the ninth largest biggest expat community in Saudi Arabia.

THUMBNAIL_ هكذا استقبل الإندونيسيون الملك سلمان

THUMBNAIL_ هكذا استقبل الإندونيسيون الملك سلمان

With a predominantly Muslim population of 238 million, Indonesia is among the Muslim world’s most populous countries.

استقبال شعبي للملك سلمان في إندونيسيا 1

استقبال شعبي للملك سلمان في إندونيسيا 1

The Indonesia archipelago is one of the world’s most important and vital areas for international trade. Its flourishing activities go back to the seventh century.
 

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