Padang (ANTARA News) - Saudi Ambassador to Indonesia MA, Al Kayyat, said his country was interested in investment in agriculture and animal husbandry in West Sumatra's fertile land.
After having a close look at the region and learning its high potentials in agriculture and plantations, the Saudi diplomat became interested in investment in the region, he said with the help of an intepreter here on Thursday.
He made the remarks in response to West Sumatra Governor Gamawan Fauzi's call for Saudi investment in that region.
West Sumatra is vast and rich in natural resources and fertile farmland, the ambassador quoted Governor Gamawan Fauzi as saying.
"The land of this region is fertile and very suitable for agricultural products and vegetables," Al Kayyat said.
In addition, West Sumatra also invited Saudi Arabia to invest in animal husbandry for raising goats and sheep, especially in Padang City, Pesisir Selatan and Padang Pariaman districts.
The ambassador said his office would immediately take preparatory measures of investment in the province.