President Jokowi: Indonesia Ready to Host International Ulema Meeting

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 30 Januari 2018
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President Jokowi attends a meeting with the Afghan Delegation, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday (29/1).

President Jokowi attends a meeting with the Afghan Delegation, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday (29/1).

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo conveyed Indonesia’s readiness to host an international ulema meeting. This was enunciated by the President during a meeting with Chairman of the Afghan Peace Council Karim Khalili at the Haram Sarai State Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday (29/1) on the sideline of his state visit to the country.

“Indonesia is ready to be the host. I suggest, the meeting should be inclusive,” the President said.

On that occasion, President Jokowi also expressed his deep condolences over an attack that hits Afghan capital Kabul some time ago that claimed at least dozens of lives. “My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. I pray that God will grant you the strength. This atrocity will not fade away our spirits, but further strengthen our desire to create peace instead,” the President firmly said.

President Jokowi was also grateful for the visit made by the Chairman and his delegation to Jakarta some time ago and it is through this reciprocal visit the President intends to strengthen Indonesia’s commitment in helping peace efforts in Afghanistan.

“I will capitalize on my visit to Kabul to reinforce Indonesia’s commitment to help peacebuilding in Afghanistan as requested by the Afghan President,” the President asserted.

President Jokowi really used the visit to hold more detailed discussions about the steps to be taken forward, including the plan of hosting the meeting of international ulema. (Bureau of Press, Media, and Information of the Presidential Secretariat/ES) (MUR/EP/YM/Naster).

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