On 17th April 2016, Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat, Head of Business Administration and Humanities Department, University College of Bahrain mediated a meeting between H.E Chilman Arisman, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Bahrain and Mr. Ijlal Ahmed Alvi CEO of the International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) at the Indonesian Embassy in Manama.
In the meeting, Mr. Alvi mentioned about his plan to visit Indonesia in May 2016 to meet Indonesian Islamic finance authorities. Ambassador Chilman welcomed Mr. Alvi's plan and hope with the visit there will be more involvement of Indonesian Islamic finance stakeholders at the Islamic finance infrastructure organizations like the IIFM. Dr. Hidayat said that in the meeting Mr. Alvi handed over to Ambassador Chilman and himself the latest Sukuk Report 2016. Dr. Hidayat put the copy of the Sukuk Report in UCB library to allow UCB students and faculty members to access the report. He also said that the mediation of this meeting is a kind of community service activities. He hopes the meeting benefits both parties (Indonesia and the IIFM).