PM Turnbull Praises President Jokowi as a World Model

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Saturday, March 17 2018 - 15:00 IWST

Presiden Jokowi-PM Australia Malcolm Turnbull Foto Setkab)
Presiden Jokowi-PM Australia Malcolm Turnbull Foto Setkab)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull praises Indonesian President Joko Widodo as a role model for the world of preserving the spirit of diversity.

"Indonesia supports democracy, Islam and moderate spirit. Standing next to me, one of the most important leaders and world role models today, I am very honored to meet you," said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the International Convention Center in Sydney on Saturday (3/17/2018).

PM Turnbull spoke in English when meeting with youths who joined the Indonesia-Australia Youth Interfaith Dialogue and Australian Moslem Youth program, held on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018.

A number of participants of the event were 18 youths and girls from the Outstanding Youth for the World program initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"President Joko Widodo suskses builds multiculturalism, and this is also what Australia does, we are united by political values, democratic freedoms, mutual respect," said PM Turnbull.

PM Turnbull on Friday (17/3) night held a private dinner with President Joko Widodo at his residence.

"I was with Lucy, we had a good dinner last night, so welcome President Jokowi," added PM Turnbull.

President Joko Widodo said it was time to meet with the youth because they are the future of the world.

"Why PM Australia and I, the President of Indonesia meets you on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Australia Summit because you are the future, someday you will lead the respective countries and the world," said the President.

The President said that both Indonesia and Australia are multicultural societies.

"Diversity is beautiful and it would be more beautiful if we respect each other, I hope you at a young age can apply tolerance and peace, we need millions of ambassadors like you to spread tolerance and peace," explained the President.

These peace ambassadors can connect people in different parts of the world.

"So enjoy the network here, find friends as much as possible from both Indonesia and Australia, and enjoy Sydney," said the President.

After delivering the speech, the two talked to the students shaking hands and taking pictures with them. In addition to the President was Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. (Ant)

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