Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo is scheduled to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in the capital city Jakarta, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko said here on Friday.

"He (the President) will be here. He will perform Eid prayers here," Moeldoko said after Friday prayers at the Krida Bhakti Building.

According to Moeldoko, the President will have an open house at the Presidential Palace complex after the Eid prayers.

Moeldoko said Eid al-Fitr in 2019 should be seen as a time for forgiveness among all Indonesians despite political differences.

"To change the situation from uneasy to a more comfortable one, to remove all slander, to build brotherhood," Moeldoko said.

People should use this momentum to strengthen the nation's brotherhood, he said.

Translator: Bayu Prasetyo, Sri Haryati
Editor: Bambang Purwanto
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