Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi is about to attend a series of meetings of the United Nations Security Council in New York, the USA on April 2nd-4th. Spokesman of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Arrmanatha Nasir said in Jakarta on Thursday (28/3) that Minister Retno Marsudi will attend a non-proliferation meeting to discuss the follow-up of the global initiative concerning with mass destruction weapons and strong control of weapons. The meeting highlights a theme ‘‘Non-Proliferation Treaty Ahead of 2020 Review Conference’. In addition, Minister Retno will also attend the meeting of Alliance of Multilateralism. Arrmanatha Nasir remarked that in the meeting to be chaired by France and Germany, efforts to strengthen the multilateralism issue will also be discussed by member countries of the UN.
“In the context of Alliance of Multilateralism, this is an effort to strengthen a framework of multilateralism, especially in the context of the United Nations. Over the last few years, in fact, we have seen that some countries have carried out some efforts concerning with various individual problems and they did not use multilateral mechanism. Thus, this is the discussion how the countries can strengthen multilateralism, especially United Nations framework,” Arrmanatha Nasir said.
Furthermore, Arrmanatha Nasir pointed out that in connection with Alliance of Multilateralism, 15 member countries of the United Nations have ensured to attend the meeting. Besides both main agendas, Minister Retno Marsudi will also attend a forum meeting of the UN related to Palestine. The forum is themed ‘The Threat of De Facto Annexation: What’s Next for Palestine?’ According to Arrmanatha, the presence of Indonesia at the UN’s forum for Palestine is that Indonesia is committed to supporting Palestine both in its political aspect and its independence. (Ndy-VOI)