Saudi King Salman is sheltered from the rain upon his arrival at the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java. Photo: AFP

A fairytale trip and the truth about Indonesia’s importance to Saudi Arabia

Spectacle of King Salman’s visit to Jakarta shows a shift in the relationship – and masks his kingdom’s deeper motives

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Saudi King Salman is sheltered from the rain upon his arrival at the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java. Photo: AFP
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