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Jokowi appoints Syafiq A Mughni as interfaith dialog envoy

Sabtu 27 Oct 2018 05:05 WIB

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Syafiq A Mughni, the new President's Special Envoy for Dialogue and Interfaith and Civilization Cooperation (UKP-DKAAP)

Syafiq A Mughni, the new President's Special Envoy for Dialogue and Interfaith and Civilization Cooperation (UKP-DKAAP)

Foto: Republika/Raisan Al Farisi
Syafid A Mughni replaces Din Syamsuddin who resign as president's special envoy.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo appointed Syafiq A Mughni as the President's Special Envoy for Dialogue and Interfaith and Civilization Cooperation (UKP-DKAAP). Syafiq replaced M Din Syamsuddin who resigned on September 21, 2018.

The appointment is based upon Presidential Decree Number 52 / M of 2018, according to the UKP-DKAAP Office press release issued in Jakarta on Friday. After accepting his appointment as UKP-DKAAP, Syafiq was dismissed from his position as Chair of the Muhammadiyah Central Chair in the field of Interreligious Relations and Civilization.

President Jokowi commissioned Syafiq to develop dialogue, as well as interfaith cooperation, both at home and abroad. In the Presidential Decree, it was also explained that as a UKP-DKAAP, Syafiq has a mandate to promote the lives of Indonesian Muslims, based upon Wasathiyah principles.

Also read: President Jokowi respects Din Syamsuddin's decision

Syafiq is a Professor of Islamic Civilization at Sunan Ampel UIN Surabaya.

He also served as Chancellor of Muhammadiyah University of Sidoarjo, and he sat as Chair of the East Java Muhammadiyah Regional Chair.

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