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Thursday, 13 October 2016, 01:08 WIB
'Indonesia can be world's role model on peace'
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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
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
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.
Sumber : Antara