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Thursday, 13 October 2016, 01:08 WIB
'Indonesia can be world's role model on peace'
Red: Reiny Dwinanda
Republika/Raisan Al Farisi 
Vice President Jusuf Kalla said Indonesia can be world's role model on peace.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Vice President Jusuf Kalla believes that Indonesia 
can be the role model for other countries in pursuit of peace amid the current 
global condition which is full of conflict and economic recession. "We are 
facing the same challenges, but we should be grateful for the fact that 
Indonesia is in the middle of the spectrum and is much safer and more stable 
compared to other countries," said Vice President Kalla in a press conference 
for 'Bridges: Dialogue Towards a Culture of Peace' in Dharmawangsa Hotel, South 
Jakarta, Wednesday.

The Vice President will be the honorary chairman for the international event in 
Indonesia, in which winners of Peace, Physics, Chemistry and Medical Nobel 
Prize will give public lectures and conduct dialogues with students from 
schools and universities.

He stated that Indonesia, with the biggest Moslem population in the world, 
provide an example to all countries across the globe regarding tolerance and 
mutual respect in coexisting with various communities. "Indonesia is the 
country with the biggest Moslem population in the world, but it is also home to 
the Catholic, Protestant, Hindu and Buddha communities. Over all, Indonesia 
have successfully maintain national harmony and unity based on the five 
principles (Pancasila) and the motto 'Bhinneka Tunggal Ika' (Unity in 
Diversity)," he remarked.

Nobel winners who will attend the dialogue in Indonesia include recipients of 
2007 Economy Nobel Professor Eric Stark Maskin, 2012 Peace Nobel H.E. Jose 
Manuel Barroso, 1979 Physics Nobel Professor Sheldon Lee Glashlow, 1993 Medical 
Nobel Dr Sir Richard J Roberts, 2003 Economy Nobel Robert Fry Eugle III, 1990 
Physics Nobel Professor Jerome Isaac Friedman, and 2003 Chemistry Nobel Dr 
Peter Agre.

The Bridges Dialogue will be held from January to March 2017 in 12 universities 
and two high schools in Indonesia, including Airlangga University, Atmajaya 
Catholic University, Bandung Technology Institute, Bina Nusantara University, 
Gadjah Mada Uniersity, Padjajaran University, Petra Christian University, 
Prasetya Mulya University, Surabaya University, Udayana University, Jakarta 
National University, University of Indonesia, Bina Nusantara School Simprug and 
IPEKA Integrated Christian School.

Other than Indonesia, the Dialogue initiated by the International Peace 
Foundation in Vienna, Austria will also be held in Thailand, Philippines, 
Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore.

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