Clinton to discuss the US-Indonesia comprehensive partnership

Clinton to discuss the US-Indonesia comprehensive partnership

Jakarta : Indonesia | Sep 02, 2012 at 8:58 AM PDT
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Clinton to discuss the US-Indonesia comprehensive partnership

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the Setara Institute Hendardi said the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will discuss with Indonesian leaders the US-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership during her visit here on Monday.

"This provides a good momentum to strengthen Indonesia's commitment to bring progress to improving religious tolerance and freedom of religion/faith in the country," Hendardi said here on Sunday.

A series of incidents violating religious freedom in the past five years show tendency toward low commitment of the government to take a breakthrough to better protect human rights in the country, he said.

"The US-Indonesia partnership concerns not only cooperation in business and other social cultural activities but should also seek to cover agenda to tackle intolerance and violation of freedom of religions and faiths as well as inhuman treatment of political detainees such as in Papua," he said.

Human rights and religious freedom are universal, therefore, it is the rights of anybody including Clinton to question human rights in any country, he said.

TaschTaufan is based in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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