Indonesian delegation attended Expert Group of Panel Summit for Sustainable Ocean Economy in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (3/3/2019). The delegation which was led by Indonesian Minister of Fishery and Maritime, Susi Pudjiastuti, accompaniedby Hasan Wirajuda, and Syarif Wijaya. The Panel Summit which is initiated by Norway’s Prime Minister aims to protect the world’s ocean and support sustainable economic development. The Panel Summit was chaired by Norway’s Prime Minister and President of Republic of Palau, with 15 member countries, among others Indonesia, Norway, Palau, Japan, Australia, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Guinea, Jamaica, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal. On the meeting, Indonesian delegation conveyed improvement of the world ocean management which can be conducted through the formation of basic norms agreed internationally, and optimization the role of international institutions / organizations, and also the formation of permanent network in handling case to increase coordination and cooperation among countries.
Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi, along with General Commissioner of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, signed agreement onIndonesia's humanitarian contribution for Palestinian refugees of ex-Gazans in Jerash Camp, Jordan on Tuesday (5/3). Indonesia's humanitarian contribution will provide foods and health for refugees. In the meeting with UNRWA General Commissioner, Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi conveyed that Indonesian contribution shows Indonesia’s togetherness and commitment to keep helping Palestinian people. Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister also expressed appreciation on the participation of UNRWA in Solidarity Week for Palestine event, which was conducted by the Indonesian government and people in Bandung and Jakarta in October 2018, which was also attended by Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister, Riyad Malki.
March 8 is celebrated as World Women Day, thus it is dedicate for Palestinian Women, for their role in peace and security. This was stated by Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi when opening capacity building program for Palestinian refugees with the title International Training of Trainers on Business Planning for Women in Refugee Camps: Women Empowerment to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Amman, Jordan. Minister Marsudi affirmed the important meaning of Palestinian issues for Indonesian government and people, especially in the frame of women’s empowerment. She emphasized that women have a crucial role in nation building.