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Jakarta Post

Prince Charles vows to boost inter-faith dialogue

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 1 2008   /  06:22 pm

The Prince of Wales arrives at Halim Perdanakusumah Airport, East Jakarta, by Royal Air Force plane, Saturday. The prince is on a four-day visit to Indonesia to promote understanding on interfaith matters and to give a presidential lecture on forestry issues. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)
Britain’s Crown Prince Charles arrived here Saturday for a five-day visit to promote forest conservation and interfaith dialogue. Shortly after landing at Halim Perdanakusuma airport, Charles proceeded to the Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta for talks with Din Syamsuddin, chairman of the country’s second largest Muslim organization, the Muhammadiyah and noted Muslim scholars Azyumardi Azra and Tarmizi Taher.
Din said after the closed-door meeting that Prince Charles was committed to interfaith
dialogue, particularly between Muslims and Christians.