US Ambassador Visits Nahdlatul Ulama Discusses Palestine, Uighur Muslims

Jakarta, MINA – The United States Ambassador (US) to Indonesia Joseph R Donovan Jr. visited Nahdlatul Ulama Grand Board (PBNU) at the PBNU Building, Jakarta on Monday, October 21.

Donovan was received directly by PBNU Chairman KH Said Aqil Siroj.

During the meeting, the two discussed various conflicts in the international world, such as in Palestine and Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang Province, China.

“We are discussing international issues as well as Afghanistan, Palestine, Xinjiang,” he said.

Joseph conveyed related to the problems that occur in Palestine, the US has also committed to achieving peace in the Middle East region.

He claimed that the US Government had given tens of US dollars to Palestinian people. But the problems in Palestine are very complicated.

“But as Pak Kiai (KH Said Aqil) said that (in Palestine) there are very complicated problems, we are always looking for solutions to resolve the problems in Palestine,” he said.

Related to the conflict in Xinjiang, Donovan invited Kiai Said to come and witness the conditions that occurred in that place.

Responding to that, Kiai Said revealed that PBNU voiced if indeed what happened there was a matter of Human Rights.

However, if what happens is a political problem, he will not talk about it because it is not his authority to interfere in the internal affairs of a country. (L/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)