Indonesian Vice President visits Afghanistan

Jakarta (Antara) – Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla left for Afghanistan in the morning here on Tuesday for a visit until March 1 that will includes sharing his experience with regard to Afghanistans peace process.

He and his entourage were seen off by coordinating minister for political, security and legal affairs Wiranto, coordinating minister for maritime affairs Luhut B Panjaitan and Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan.

The visit was made as a follow-up to Indonesias support to the peace process in Afghanistan following Kallas meeting with the Afghan High Peace Council delegation at his office recently in the company of foreign minister Retno Marsudi and Afghan ambassador Roya Rahmani.

On the occasion minister Retno said that the meeting was a follow-up to a discussion on peace process and realization in Afghanistan which Indonesia fully supports.

“Indonesia has been given a trust or is acceptable to be contributor to the peace process in Afghanistan. They just now said they had appreciated Indonesias commitment, seriousness and extra efforts so far and after we conducted sounding it was found that Indonesia has also been acceptable by all parties,” she said.

President Joko Widodo made a visit to Afghanistan on January 29 to show Indonesias commitment to peace efforts in Afghanistan.

The visit was made only after the first visit to that country by Indonesian first president Soekarno in 1961.

Source: ANTARA News