Australian Muslim leaders set to visit Indonesia

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The visit of a delegation of Australian Muslim community leaders to Indonesia from tomorrow would help strengthen mutual understanding and links between religious leaders of both countries, according to Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Bill Farmer. The delegation would visit Jakarta and West Java from October 28 to November 2 following a five-day visit to Malaysia with the aim of “promoting understanding, tolerance and cooperation”, the Australian embassy said in a statement quoting the ambassador.

Farmer said the visit, initiated by the Australian government, represented a great opportunity for senior Australian Muslims to engage their counterparts in Indonesia on a range of important issues affecting people in both the countries. He said the visit would also help promote messages of cross-cultural understanding, with the delegates keen to discuss their individual experiences as members of Australia`s highly diverse and expanding Muslim community.

…Farmer said he hoped the visit would also contribute to a better understanding in Australia of contemporary Indonesian society, and the role of Islam in particular. He believed the visit would serve to highlight the extent to which both Australia and Indonesia were “countries built on diversity”. The delegation will visit urban and rural areas for dialogs with local education and religious leaders, academics, government officials and media representatives.

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