BAZNAS delegation led by the Chairman of BAZNAS, Prof. Dr. KH. Noor Achmad, paid a visit to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Riyadh on Monday, May 15, 2023 (15/05/2023). The visit was warmly welcomed by Dr. Abdul Aziz Ahmad as Indonesian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At this meeting, BAZNAS aims to open the Zakat Collection Unit (UPZ) in Saudi Arabia that accommodates the needs of the Indonesian diaspora there in paying zakat, infaq, and alms.

The meeting was continued by the meeting with the government agency under the Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia, namely the General Authority of Zakat, Tax and Customs, that is responsible for the evaluation and collection of taxes, zakat, and customs. This meeting further discussed the potential for collaboration and best practices between the two institutions.

The visit was closed with the visit by the BAZNAS delegation to the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KS Relief). This institution was founded as an effort by Saudi Arabia to help alleviate the suffering of those in need around the world. The discussion at the meeting was related to efforts to increase cooperation in humanitarian activities in Indonesia and strategies to increase the provision of assistance to those in need.