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[DISCOURSE] ‘Gotong royong’ key to human fraternity: Former VP Kalla

  • Kharishar Kahfi and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, February 14, 2021   /  10:38 pm
[DISCOURSE] ‘Gotong royong’ key to human fraternity: Former VP Kalla Former Vice President Jusuf Kalla. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

To commemorate the International Day of Human Fraternity that falls on Feb. 4, the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity grants the Zayed Award of Human Fraternity to individuals who strive for bringing people together to advance humanity. The award is named after Sheikh Zayed, the late ruler of Abu Dhabi and founder of the United Arab Emirates. Former Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla was appointed as one of the jury panel members for the 2021 award, which was granted to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and French-Moroccan activist Latifa Ibn Ziaten. Kalla shared with The Jakarta Post’s Kharishar Kahfi and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano his experience as a juror and reflected on human fraternity and tolerance in Indonesia. Question: What is the story behind your appointment as a member of the jury panel? Answer: The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University ...