President Jokowi Receives LPOI Executive Board
President Joko Jokowi Widodo, accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, and Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, received the executive board of the Association of Islamic Organizations (LPOI) chaired by Said Aqil Siroj, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (22/1).
After introducing the organization leaders of the Association, Said Aqil Sirojwho is also the Chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board (PBNU)said that he had long wanted to visit the President on behalf of the LPOI.
Islamic organizations in this Association were established before the Indonesian Independence, Said Aqil said, adding that all Islamic organizations that established prior to the Independence are all joined the LPOI except Muhammadiyah.
Also attending the event were General Secretary of the LPOI Lutfi Tamimi, Aris Banaji (Al-Washliyah representative), Anwar Sanusi (Islamic Development Association /PERTI representative), Zukifli (Ittihadiyah representative), Mohd. Faisal (Islamic Union/PERSIS representative), Iqbal Sulam (Nahdlatul Ulama representative), Yantze (Islamic Community Association/PUI representative), Deni (Indonesian Chinese Islamic Association/PITI representative), Khaeran M. Arif (Indonesian Da’wah Association/IKADI representative), and Muflich Kholif (Syarikat Islam Indonesia/SII representative). (RSF/JAY/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani