Jakarta: ?Indonesia has condemned the statements made by the President of France Emmanuel Macron that are disrespectful towards Islam and the Muslim community world-wide.
The statements have offended over 2 billion Muslims globally and has sparked division among different faiths in the world.
"Freedom of expression should not be exercised in ways that tarnish the honor, sanctity and sacredness of religious values and symbols," said the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release issued on Friday.
"Indonesia urges the global community to put forward unity and religious tolerance, particularly amidst the on-going pandemic," it stated.
Indonesia is the the largest Muslim-populated country and the third largest democracy in the world.