THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Last January 22, 2019, Indonesian royal officials visited the Emirate of Sharjah in hopes of forming future partnerships on the socio-economic and cultural development of the two kingdoms.

The royal delegation from the Kingdom of Istana Mataram in Indonesia, headed by Her Majesty Koes M Pakubuwono and His Majesty Wirabhumi was welcomed by the Prince of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Sultan AlQassimi.

The purpose of the visit was to explore economic and cultural bilateral exchanges between the two Kingdoms. At present, Istana Mataram has made a number of initiatives to help uplift the life of the Mataram people, especially the marginalized sector. These initiatives involve Social, Economic and Cultural Developmental Programs to provide ways to alleviate poverty through the creation of job opportunities and businesses, and access to education, social and health services.

Moved by the efforts being made by the Kingdom of Istana Mataram, along with the shared compassion of serving its constituents, the Prince of Sharjah have expressed his support for the programmes and other initiatives by the Royal Family.

Istana Mataram prides itself of having a rich cultural history that it hopes to continue to flourish in the next generations. With the programs already in the pipeline, this will open doors of opportunity of sustainable growth for both the economy and the society.