On behalf of the United States government, I offer our deepest condolences to the family of K.H. Salahuddin Wahid, a key figure in Nahdlatul Ulama and leader of Pesantren Tebuireng in Jombang, East Java.
K.H. Wahid was highly respected and admired for his leadership and contributions towards promoting religious tolerance, and for his work protecting human rights and the fundamental freedoms of individuals and groups. I had the honor of meeting him, and have great admiration for his skills of leadership and pursuit of progress. His passing is a true loss for the people of Indonesia.