Vice President welcomes Myanmar's inter-religious figures

Vice President welcomes Myanmar's inter-religious figures

Vice President Jusuf Kalla welcomes some inter-religious figures from Myanmar at his office in Jakarta, Monday, Sept 9, 2019. (ANTARA/Fransiska Ninditya/Sw)

The delegations of Myanmar's inter-religious figures were here to know about how Indonesia upholds inter-faith harmony.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Jusuf Kalla welcomed some inter-religious figures from Myanmar at his office in Jakarta, Monday, and held a discussion on tolerance, harmony, and situation of interfaith people in both countries.

This event was held through cooperation between the government and the Indonesia Inter-Religious Council (IRC) initiated by Din Syamsuddin, a national Muslim figure.

"The delegations of Myanmar’s inter-religious figures were here to share their views on how Indonesia maintains inter-faith harmony," Syamsuddin remarked.

According to Syamsuddin, the vice president had highlighted Indonesia’s founding principles of Pancasila and Bhineka Tunggal Ika that had helped people lead a harmonious existence. Furthermore, religious moderation is expected to serve as a reference for other countries home to different religions.

Leader of Myanmar's delegations Cardinal Charles Bo lauded the meeting and is optimistic of taking a cue from Indonesia on equality among people of different faiths.

"We have seen a wide body of experience on how this Muslim-majority nation upholds equality without any discrimination," Bo remarked.

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