President Jokowi Invited to Visit Kazakhstan
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Tuesday (13/3) at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, met with Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym Jomart Tokayev and his delegation who invited the President to visit Kazakhstan capital Astana in October. This year we will commemorate 25 years of diplomatic relation between Indonesia and Kazakhstan. Tokayev said.
In the meantime, Chief of Inter-parliamentary Cooperation Body of the House of Representatives (BKSAP DPR RI) Nurhayati Assegaf who joined the President during the meeting added that the delegation also brought an invitation from President of Kazakhstan for President Jokowi to attend the Political Religious Meeting Conference on 10-11 October 2018 in Astana. President of Kazakhstan hopes that President Jokowi can deliver his speech and a presentation on behalf of the country with the largest Moslem population in the world Nurhayati said, adding that President Jokowi is also expected to attend the ceremony to commemorate 25 years of Indonesia Kazakhstan diplomatic relation.
Nurhayati added that President Jokowi also hopes that Indonesia and Khazakhstan, as countries with large Moslem populations, can represent peaceful Islam and bring prosperity for the peoples. President Jokowi also said that Indonesia and Kazakhstan must strengthen cooperation to help Palestine gain its independence. Nurhayati said.
In addition, President Jokowi requested Kazakhstans support for Indonesia’s candidacy for non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Nurhayati said.
Furthermore, President Jokowi said during the meeting that Indonesia is a country with the largest Moslem population in the world as 70 percent of its 260 million people are Moslems; yet it is a diverse nation in terms of religions and ethnicities. All praise to Allah, the Indonesian people can live in harmony. We must uphold the principles of peace and tolerance, the President said. (FID/JAY/ES) (RI/EP/Naster)