Jokowi-Mahathir Shows Islam Peaceful and Tolerant


Kuala Lumpur, MINA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo during his visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday was scheduled to attend annual meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Muhammad, which followed by lunch and Friday prayers together.

“If we see the figure of Tun (Mahathir Muhammad, ed) and President Jokowi, then we see that the two leaders want to continue to highlight the true face of Islam. Peaceful Islam, tolerant Islam, and this Friday prayer will also strengthen the friendship between two leaders, “Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi told reporters at the Hyatt Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Retno, who was accompanied by Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy explained the issues to be discussed at the annual meeting, the first is about the problem of Indonesian citizens in Malaysia which quite numerous, more than two million people.

“Surely, there are several issues, including education for children of our migrant workers, “said Retno.

Secondly, regarding the problem of oil palm, because between Malaysia and Indonesia both are large enough palm oil producers, when It combined, mean the biggest worldwide, and many challenges that are being faced by oil palm.

Retno added that Malaysia is one of Indonesia’s main partner countries in ASEAN countries. Looking at trade, Malaysia is the 7th largest trading partner or the 6th largest export destination for Indonesia.

Meanwhile in ASEAN, Malaysia is the second partner after Singapore. Then, for Malaysia’s FDI investment is the 5th largest.

“Meanwhile, for tourists is the largest because the number is more than 2.5 million,” she added. (T/Sj)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)