Tuesday, 20 Augst 2019 | 04:24 WIB

Two Ministers Discuss Cooperation Plan with Saudi Arabia on Unicorn

Two Ministers Discuss Cooperation Plan with Saudi Arabia on Unicorn (netralnews)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesia Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin has received a visit from Indonesia Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara. The two ministers discussed the plan for Indonesia's cooperation with the Government of Saudi Arabia in the pilot industry or a pilot company that is familiarly called Unicorn.

Rudiantara said that the Unicorn cooperation between Indonesia and the Government of Saudi Arabia which currently in the follow-up process cannot be separated from the existence of the Ministry of Religion. he said Saudi Arabia is very interested in cooperating with Indonesia which has the development of the digital world such as Unicorns.

"Saudi Arabia has money but does not have a Unicorn. The idea arises that we make applications and they operate the application. For example, applications related to Umrah without removing the Ministry of Religion's Umrah application," Rudiantara said, as quoted from the Ministry of Religion website.

According to Rudiantara, the application and Human Resources (HR) will come from Indonesia, from planning, funding to returning to Indonesia. So that pilgrims no longer needs to carry luggage, because it first arrived at home through an application.

According to Rudiantara, his plans on signing an MoU between the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information and the Ministry of Communication and Information of Saudi Arabia.

"I said I had to coordinate first with the Minister of Religion because the issue of the Umrah regulator was the Ministry of Religion. So at the time of the MoU we would ask to be accompanied by the Ministry of Religion," said Minister Rudi.

According to Minister Rudi, currently the Saudi Arabian government is happy with Indonesia which has four Unicorns. "They want to be like Indonesia, so they want to ask for help," said Rudiantara.

The Minister of Religion also welcomed the Unicorn cooperation plan initiated by the Ministry of Communication and Information and asked the Director of Bina Umrah and Special Hajj Arfi Hatim to follow up with the Ministry of Communication and Information.