Sheikh Zayed Mosque replica in Indonesia: Foundation stone laid
The mosque will be almost identical to its counterpart in Abu Dhabi, but will incorporate traditional Indonesian ornaments.
A UAE minister has has laid the foundation stone of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in the city of Solo, Indonesia.
The mosque will be built with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, laid the foundation stone of the mosque that is coming up in Central Java province, the birthplace of President Joko Widodo.
The mosque will be almost identical to its counterpart in Abu Dhabi, but will incorporate traditional Indonesian ornaments. It will be built on 3 hectares of land, featuring four minarets and a main dome surrounded by smaller domes.
Once completed, it will accommodate around 10,000 worshippers.
The foundation stone laying ceremony came as the minister and his delegation embarked on an official visit to Indonesia. The visit was aimed at strengthening the relations between the two countries, where Al Mazrouei described it as "positive".
Al Mazrouei headed the country's delegation participating in the UAE-Indonesia Business Forum, during which several agreements were signed in the fields of the creative economy, mangrove farms and tourism, ports, military industries, energy, and retail.
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