Jakarta (ANTARA) - Head of the National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT), Police Commissioner-General Boy Rafli Amar, met with the Indonesian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Husin Bagis, to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation with the UAE.

"We hope that this collaboration will be able to support the realization of a life filled with the spirit of tolerance among religious communities just like what we have seen in the UAE," Amar remarked.

The BNPT and the UAE have agreed to share information on terrorism prevention and countermeasures at the national, regional, and global levels, he informed. The cooperation would be continued and strengthened in a joint effort to realize a peaceful world filled with the spirit of tolerance, he added.

According to Amar, tolerance among people in the UAE is an example for Indonesians to not be easily led by radical views or terrorism.

The BNPT head also said that if ulemas in Indonesia could learn to preach from ulemas in the UAE, there would be no more hate speech to be found in da'wah media.

"We see that the activities we need to explore are activities related to countering radicalism, especially the existence of imams or ulemas who were sent to gain or expand knowledge," he said.

The BNPT head affirmed that he will continue to promote religious moderation and counter provocative narratives to ensure a peaceful life for Indonesians by using what has been built in the Arabian peninsula, especially in the UAE, as an example.

During their meeting, Amar and Bagis discussed efforts to strengthen cooperation under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on countering terrorism.

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