The UAE’s airline giants Etihad and Emirates have shown interest to keep Garuda Indonesia in the air. Time will tell if their interest and money are enough to do so.
China’s potential to become Indonesia’s close partner in energy transition is negatively affected by the reputation of its power plant and mining projects, which have caused environmental damages.
The “brotherhood” between Indonesia’s President Jokowi and Prince Mohammad bin Zayed of UAE has materialized in closer bilateral relations and symbolic appreciation of each other.
Jakarta recently signed its first comprehensive trade agreement with a Gulf country, the United Arab Emirates. A closer economic ties, driven by diplomatic relationship and close friendship of the leaders, can be expected in the next few years.
Rumors of a normalization in Indonesia-Israel ties have emerged multiple times in the past decades but no substantial forward step has ever been made, owing to Indonesia’s unbending commitment to Palestine’s independence and domestic political pressure.