Indonesia, Senegal Agree to Promote Moderate Islam


Jakarta, MINA — Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi and Senegalese National Development Planning Minister Syeikh Kante agreed to encourage economic cooperation and promote moderate Islam during their meeting here on Monday, Antara News reported.

“Indonesia warmly welcomes the first Islamic international conference on Islamic economic policies to be held in Senegal and is ready to share its experiences during the conference,” Marsudi said at the Pancasila Building in the Foreign Ministry compounds.

The conference will be held in Senegal on Sept 13, 2018. Some two thousand ulemas from Senegal and neighboring countries are expected to take part in the conference aimed at promoting moderate Islamic values.

Indonesian is invited to take part in the conference in the capacity as the world`s largest Muslim country which promotes moderate Islamic values, protects women`s rights, has full tolerance, and encourages cooperation to support state development.

At the meeting, Marsudi warmly welcomed Senegal`s plan to reopen its embassy in Jakarta to enhance relations between the two nations.

During his stay in Indonesia, from Aug 27 to 30, Kante will also meet Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan; Industry Minister Airlangga Hartato; representatives from state construction company PT WIKA and Eximbank Indonesia; Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI), and the president`s special envoy for dialogs and cooperation between religion and civilization. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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