General Chair of the Nahdlatul Ulama (PBNU) Executive Board, KH Said Aqil Siradj in his meeting with the US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph Donovan at the PBNU office, Jakarta on Monday, said NU was always ready to be a peacemaker in the Afghan conflict. Said Aqil admitted that during his tenure as PBNU chairman, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) had tried four times to reconcile the Afghan conflict, although it had not been successful.
“I am ready to be a peacemaker, NU is always ready to be a peacemaker, wherever it is, Afghanistan, we have been four times, in Thailand (with) Hasyim Muzadi, the Bangkok government with Patani. NU has tried 4 times to reconcile the conflict in Afghanistan, although it has not been successful until now, and so has the Uighurs or Myanmar,” said Said Aqil Siradj.
Meanwhile the US Ambassador Joseph Donovan said, in his visit to PBNU also discussed how to improve education, including how the United States could help Nahdlatul Ulama Universities and Colleges to be able to build relationships with universities in the United States. (VOI/Yollen/AHM)