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Vice President Close Asian Youth Day

BaliNews |  No less than 5,000 young people from Indonesia and other Asian countries participated in the closing ceremony of the 7th Asian Youth Day (AYD) at the Air Force Academy Complex (AAU) on Sunday (6/8/2017).

Vice President HM Jusuf Kalla directly present and close the event of young man Catholic three-year.

In his speech, JK reminded that young people play an important role in the development of the future world.

He asked young people in Asia, especially Indonesia to master technology, science but still accompanied by the spirit of peace.

"Currently in central Asia, east, west and south is full of conflict, this is the challenge we all as young people, especially in Asia to be able to keep peace on the continent with the largest population in the world Thank you for the arrival of young people from Asia who saw the facts directly In Indonesia, we are plural and plural in which all respect each other, "he said.

In the closing ceremony attended by Minister of Imam Nahrawi, ESDM Minister Ignatius Jonan and Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan HB X, the Vice President also hopes that there will be the value of life that AYD participants get from abroad after experiencing the meeting with other young people in Indonesia.

"I hope this meeting brings positive things where we can synergize among nations, hopefully young people from abroad can get a good experience from Indonesia," he added.

Meanwhile, Bishop Ignatius Suharyo, Chairman of the Bishops' Conference of Indonesia, also expressed his deep gratitude for the help of many parties and the government for the implementation of AYD event in Yogyakarta.

He hopes this meeting can bring a deep impression for young people both in Indonesia and Asia.

"We hope that this meeting will be memorable for the participants and young people and bring the young people to make the love of God more widespread." I Pancasila I Indonesia, I Asia I Brothers, "he said.

In the closing ceremony also submitted a state that will host the 8th AYD in 2020 that is coming India. Before the closing ceremony, the participants and Catholics from all areas of DIY Central Java participated in the holy Eucharistic Mass led by the bishops and cardinals who attended.

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