Indonesia encourages Muslim unity at Kuala Lumpur Summit

Indonesia encourages Muslim unity at Kuala Lumpur Summit

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on the sidelines of her visit in Malaysia to attend Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday (Dec 18, 2019). ANTARA/Fransiska Ninditya

We know the objective of this KL Summit and the communication delivered by Malaysia is aimed at facing together the challenges faced by Muslims
Kuala Lumpur (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government encouraged the unity and cohesion of Muslim communities across the world at the Kuala Lumpur (KL) Summit 2019.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi who represented the Indonesian government at the summit said Indonesia has echoed the stance since the beginning

"We know a lot of challenges faced by Muslims. Let us work together to address the challenges," she said at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday night

The cooperation to address the challenges faced by Muslims could be realized only if Muslim countries are united, she remarked.


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Indonesia hoped the KL Summit would send a peace message to all people in Islamic countries along with state guests that were present, she added.

"We know the objective of this KL Summit and the communication delivered by Malaysia is aimed at facing together the challenges faced by Muslims," she explained..

Retno is scheduled to attend the opening of KL Summit 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC) on Thursday (Dec 19). At the opening ceremony of the summit, she will not deliver an official statement from the Indonesian government.

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin had originally been planned to attend the KL Summit 2019. But he cancelled the plan on Wednesday for health reasons.

"We announce that the vice president could not be present at the Kuala Lumpur Summit since the medical team came to the conclusion that the vice president must take rest," the vice president's special staff for communication and information, Masduki Baidlowi, said in a statement released on Wednesday.

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