Indonesian government asked Australia and other countries to support peace keeping process between Palestine and Israel that has been continuously done to give solutions for the two states. It was affirmed by Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi during a press conference with Palestine Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad Al Maliki at the Pancasila Building in Jakarta on Tuesday (16/10/2018) to respond Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s statement that Australia is open on the possibility to move their embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, eventhough they have committed on the two states solution.
“Indonesia has asked Australia and other countries to continue to support Palestine-Israel peace keeping process in line with the principle that has been agreed and not to take any steps that can threat the peace process itself and the world’s security stability. Indonesia’s support to Palestine is the trust of the constitution,” said Retno Marsudi.
Moreover, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has summoned Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Gary Quinlan to the Indonesian Foreign Ministry office on Tuesday afternoon (16/10) in connection to the plan. Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Spokesman, Armantha Nasir told RRI World Service Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta that Quinlan was summoned for an explanation from the Australian government about its plan to move its embassy to Yerusalem.
“We stated our position on Australia’s statement on Tuesday, October 16th 2018 in connection to the Palestine issues,” said Armanatha.
Ambassador Quinlan arrived at the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry office at 05.15 and met with Minister Retno Marsudi. After their meeting, Quinlan told the media that Australian position will not change and still support two state solution where Palestine and Israel can live side by side peacefully. (VOI/VIQRAN/Trans: NK/DP)