Vice President lauds inter-religious harmony in West Papua

Vice President lauds inter-religious harmony in West Papua

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin held a dialogue with several religious community organizations at the West Papua Provincial Indonesian Council of Ulemas Office on Friday (October 15, 2021). (ANTARA/HO-Vice President's Secretariat/uyu)

It is the main capital in developing our nation and state.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has lauded inter-religious harmony between Christians, Muslims, Catholics, Buddhists, Hindus, and other religious believers in West Papua province.

"I want to express my gratitude for the welcoming. I want to appreciate the inter-religious harmony in West Papua which is very excellent," he said in Manokwari city, West Papua, according to a statement issued by the Press, Media, and Information Bureau of the Vice President's Secretariat on Friday.

Furthermore, he then asked all parties to maintain tolerance between religious communities to ensure public harmony can be realized in the province.

"It is the main capital in developing our nation and state. If national harmony is disturbed, as in various countries, then the nation cannot develop to prosper because there will always be conflicts," Amin explained.

Hence, national harmony must be pursued well by all parties, he added.

"Indonesian harmony and unity are the main pillars for our life as a nation and a state. We have to continue to maintain them," he emphasized.

During his working visit to the province, Amin held a dialogue with a number of religious community organizations at West Papua Provincial Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) Office.

He also disbursed assistance to the church for the establishment of schools and worship places for the local community.

Several ministers accompanied him on the visit, including Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian, Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah, as well as Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Teten Masduki.

After fulfilling his agenda in West Papua province, Vice President Amin and his entourage will leave for Papua province to continue the working visit until Saturday.

Related news: Vice President dispatches assistance to church in West Papua
Related news: VP Amin visits XVIII Kasuari Regional Military Command Complex
Related news: Amin expects indigenous people to benefit from Papua's development


Comments