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Indonesia invites Vatican to promote humanitarian values

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 16 2019   /  02:13 am
Holy diplomacy: Vatican Ambassador to Indonesia Archbishop Piero Pioppo (right) and Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif talk at the Vatican Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday evening after an event commemorating the sixth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)(right) and Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif talk at the Vatican Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday evening after an event commemorating the sixth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)

Holy diplomacy: Vatican Ambassador to Indonesia Archbishop Piero Pioppo (right) and Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif talk at the Vatican Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday evening after an event commemorating the sixth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)Indonesia is looking to expand its cooperation with Vatican City — particularly in promoting humanitarian values — as Indonesia reaffirms its longstanding diplomatic ties with the European city-state, a minister has said.Speaking on behalf of the Indonesian government, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif said Indonesia highly valued its bilateral relations with the Vatican, citing the two nations’ common values of peace, humanity, inclusiveness and freedom.Indonesia has recognized the support that the Vatican, home to more than 8 million Catholics, has given to Indonesian...