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For Immediate Release
December 3, 2004

Australia and Indonesia Co-Host Interfaith Dialogue
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Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer and Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Hassan Wirajuda will hold an "International Dialogue on Interfaith Cooperation" in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on December 6 and 7. The dialogue will include 10 faith and community leader and interfaith experts from each ASEAN country, which include Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and East Timor. Australia and Indonesia aim to foster greater understanding and build harmonious relationships between faith communities to counter challenges such as religious extremism.

Source: Embassy of Australia, Washington, D.C.

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