President Jokowi Urges People to Maintain Brotherhood
Date 16 November 2018
After performing Friday Prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Merauke Regency, Papua Province, on Friday (16/11), President Joko Jokowi Widodo reminded all elements of society to continue to maintain the unity of Indonesia.
On this good occasion, I urge the people to maintain our brotherhood, our ukhuwah islamiah (Islamic brotherhood), our ukhuwah wathaniyah (brotherhood of the nation), because our nation’s greatest assets are unity and harmony, nothing else, the President said.
President Jokowi also express his hopes that a routinely held fiesta of democracy whether it regional election or presidential elections must not torn the national unity apart. According to the President, differences in political choice are common. If we fighting among ourselves, that is a big mistake, he said.
Also accompanying the President during Friday prayers were, among others, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Indonesian National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian, and Commander of Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto. (BPMI/EN)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani