No country is free from racism, intolerance, and hatred". It was stated by the Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, during the signing of the resolution of UN General Assembly (GA) on combating terrorism and acts of violence motivated by hatred against religion in New York Monday.
In response to the growing phenomenon, Minister Marsudi reiterated that “There is a demand for joint actions to encourage global dialogues promoting tolerance and peace".
The efforts include promoting inter-religions and inter-civilizations dialogues, in the world. As a country of various races, ethnic groups, and religions, Indonesia claims its readiness to share its experiences in living the cultural diversity that has become a part of the daily lives of Indonesian people.
Indonesia is one of the co-sponsors of the resolution that firmly address the terrorist acts in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 March 2019. Indonesia strongly condemns the action that claimed 50 lives, including one Indonesian citizen, as well as dozens of other injured victims.
On 15 March 2019, Indonesia and Kuwait sponsored a Press Statement of the UN Security Council condemning this vile incident. With the adoption of the UN GA Resolution through consensus, Indonesia's efforts to respond the acts of terrorism in Christchurch, quickly and firmly, have succeeded in gaining wider support from the states all over the world.
At the same time, the Indonesian Foreign Minister emphasizes the importance of the government's role in creating and maintaining the culture of tolerance among its people.
Therefore, Minister Marsudi expressed her appreciation to the leaders and people of New Zealand who reacted quickly and showed their solidarity for Muslims after the terrorist act broke in Christchurch. (kemlu)