Indonesia, Kazakhstan expected to represent peaceful Islam

Indonesia, Kazakhstan expected to represent peaceful Islam

Kazakhstan Parliamentary Senate Chairman, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (tangah) with the delegation left the Merdeka Palace after meeting with President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Tuesday (13/3/2018). (ANTARA /Wahyu Putro A)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expects Indonesia and Kazakhstan, as the world`s largest Muslim countries, will represent Islam through the dissemination of religious teachings that can bring peace and prosperity to all people.

The statement was made by the House`s Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Chief Nurhayati Ali Assegaf while elaborating on the discussion between President Jokowi and Kazakhstan`s parliamentary delegation of senators at the Merdeka Palace on Tuesday.

According to Assegaf, President Jokowi is optimistic of both countries cooperating to help realize Palestinian independence.

The president also sought support from Kazakhstan for Indonesia`s nomination as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2019-2020 period.

"President Jokowi also invited Kazakhstan to participate in the upcoming trade expo in Indonesia in October, which had received a positive response from our guests," Assegaf pointed out.

Meanwhile, chairman of the Kazakhstan`s parliamentary delegation of senators Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivered an invitation to President Jokowi to travel to Kazakhstan on Oct 10 to attend the Political Religious Meeting Conference in Astana on October 10-11, 2018.

The president was urged to deliver a speech representing Indonesia, as a country, with a wealth of diverse cultural tribes and the largest Muslim population.

This year marks 25 years of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Kazakhstan.

Tokayev remarked that various fields of cooperation between the two countries have vast potential to be improved.

Reported by Bayu Prasetyo
Y013/INE
(T.Y013/B/KR-BSR/O001)

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