Nasaruddin described diversity in Indonesia as beautiful, calling for its preservation.
Those officials included Istiqlal Mosque’s grand imam Nasaruddin Umar, Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin.
"With this Eid al-Fitr we increase the patriotism of country and the nation for the integrity of NKRI [the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia]," said Nasaruddin as quoted in a press release in Jakarta,
The Indonesian delegation to the Danish event included prominent religious representatives of Indonesia – mostly Muslims – such as Nasaruddin Umar, grand imam of the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta
He also stated that a legitimate government should be nurtured at all costs as it is the prerequisite for the propagation of Islam and its teachings.