Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno LP Marsudi said that 2019 would be a busy year for Indonesia's foreign diplomacy. She remarked that Indonesia would continue to work hard on the priority sectors of foreign policy. The attention of Indonesia's foreign policy will also be devoted to Indonesia's membership in the United Nations Security Council. Minister Retno said in Jakarta on Wednesday (9/1) that the UN Security Council team at the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia in New York has been strengthened since October 2018. In its position as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Indonesia would encourage various issues related to maintaining peace and synergy between regional organizations and the United Nations.
"Indonesia will hold the Security Council presidency in May 2019 and mid-2020. Issues related to peacekeeping; eradication of terrorism; synergy between regional organizations and the United Nations, Palestine, and many others, will be Indonesia's priority," said Retno LP Marsudi.
Minister Retno Marsudi further stated that Indonesia views the role of the region in supporting world peace to be strengthened. In this regard, Indonesia will keep working to strengthen the architecture of the Indo-Pacific region. In addition, in 2019, Indonesia also takes several initiatives, such as efforts to build dialogue between Indonesia and various regional organizations in the world. Indonesia will also prioritize the role of women in humanity and peace. (VOI/Ndy/AF/AHM)