Jokowi Opens Trilateral Ulema Meeting at Bogor Palace

   •    11 Mei 2018 15:27 WIB
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Jokowi Opens Trilateral Ulema Meeting at Bogor Palace
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Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo opened the trilateral ulema meeting of Afghan, Pakistani and Indonesian clerics at Bogor Palace on Friday.

Jokowi delivered a welcome speech during the opening ceremony. He welcomed 45 top clerics from the three Muslim-majority countries.

"Indonesia is very honoured to host all of the clerics," the former Jakarta governor said.

"Indonesia is fully committed to support their constructive roles," he added.

Jokowi was accompanied by a number of high ranking officials, including Vice President Jusuf Kalla. He was also accompanied by a delegation of Indonesian Islamic leaders led by Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) chairman Ma'ruf Amin.

The whole-day event is scheduled to discuss peace and stability in Afghanistan. It is aimed to promote peace talks in the Central Asian country.