His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the MWL and Chairman of the Organization of Muslim Scholars, met with His Excellency Dr. Anies Baswedan, former Governor of Jakarta and Indonesian presidential candidate. The meeting discussed several issues of common interest, including Islamic presence around the world. Dr. Baswedan said: "Today, the true Islamic voice is heard around the world through the efforts of the MWL. You have played a decisive role in correcting the distorted image and confronting extremism.” He noted that the MWL has always stood firmly by the people of Indonesia through crises. Dr. Al-Issa asserted that the MWL is only fulfilling its duty as it bears the responsibility of clarifying Islam’s true message, noble values, and great civilization to the entire world. He lauded the people and leadership of Indonesia, a country where people of diverse races, religions and languages – more than 700 languages – live together peacefully as citizens.