Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will host the 7th World Peace Forum, participated in by 250 foreign and local peacemakers and peacekeepers, from Aug 14 to 16, the Indonesian President`s special envoy said here on Thursday.

The forum`s participants would engage in an exchange of views on various common challenges that the world`s community members have been facing, the Indonesian President`s Special Envoy for Interfaith and Civilization Dialogue and Cooperation, Din Syamsuddin, said.

"One of the upcoming World Peace Forum`s sessions will showcase several active and former heads of government and state as speakers," he stated, adding that the theme of the forum is "middle path as solution to the world`s civilizations."

The participants, consisting of religious figures, intellectuals, policy makers, and active and former world leaders, will help formulate several shared points of the Jakarta Message, he noted.

Initiated by the Indonesian Government, this conference is part of the efforts to contribute to the promotion of the world`s peace and the fair and prosperous order of the world`s civilizations, he remarked.

Reported by Yuni Arisandy

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