RSS Feed for Voice Of Indonesia Wed, 19 Jun 2024 18:19:49 +0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Indonesia awaits UN mandate for Gaza peacekeeping mission

Illustration—The United Nations Security Council convening a meeting. Countries are currently prioritizing the implementation of Resolution 2735 adopted by the Security Council to put an end to hostilities between Israel and Palestinian resistance force Hamas, a Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson said. (ANTARA/Xinhua) - 




VOInews, Jakarta : The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated that a peacekeeping mission in the besieged Gaza Strip, Palestine, is only viable under a United Nations mandate. "So far, the UN has yet to touch upon the discourse on rolling out a peacekeeping operation in Gaza," the ministry's spokesperson, Rolliansyah Soemirat, informed via a short message received in Jakarta on Monday.

He said that countries are currently prioritizing the genuine implementation of Resolution 2735 adopted by the UN Security Council in a bid to put an end to hostilities between Israel and Palestinian resistance force Hamas.

"The number of UN peacekeeping personnel to be deployed and the expertise needed are and will always be adjusted to the real condition in the field," he added.

Earlier, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi and commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI), General Agus Subiyanto, affirmed Indonesia's readiness to field personnel for a prospective UN-authorized peacekeeping operation in Gaza.

"Indonesia is ready to send its peacekeeping forces under a UN mandate. I emphasize, under a UN mandate," Marsudi said after a meeting with Commission I of the House of Representatives (DPR) here on June 5, 2024.

The following day, General Subiyanto announced that his side would prepare four battalions for a Gaza peacekeeping mission if mandated by the UN.

"We will form a brigade consisting of a Support Battalion, an Engineer Battalion, a Health Battalion, and a Supply Battalion," he informed after attending a meeting with the legislative commission.

Both statements were made in response to similar remarks conveyed by Defense Minister Prabowo during the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2024 held in Singapore on June 1.

"We are ready to delegate peacekeeping forces to maintain and monitor the prospective ceasefire as well as provide protection and security to all parties and all sides," he said.

On the occasion, he also emphasized the importance of pursuing inclusive dialogues and implementing the two-state solution to achieve peace.

"The two-state solution is the only feasible option for Israel and Palestine to achieve lasting peace and security," said Prabowo, who will succeed President Joko Widodo for the 2024–2029 presidential period//Antara - VOI 

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OIKN hands over Jokowi's Qurbani cow to Nusantara's Darussalam Mosque

Members of Darussalam Mosque's Eid al-Adha Celebration Committee carry a sacrificial cow donated by President Joko Widodo in North Penajam Paser, East Kalimantan, on Monday (June 17, 2024). (ANTARA/HO-Biro SDM dan Humas OIKN) - 



VOInews, Samarinda : The Nusantara Capital Authority (OIKN) handed over a 900-kilogram sacrificial cow provided by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to Darussalam Mosque, located within the development site of the new capital city Nusantara.

"This Limousine cow was earlier handed over by the Presidential Palace to the OIKN on Saturday (June 15) before being delivered to Darussalam Mosque," OIKN Director of Basic Services, Suwito, noted in the authority's statement as cited in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, on Monday.

He said that the meat of President Jokowi's Qurbani cow will then be distributed to the residents of Tengin Baru Village in Sepaku Sub-district, North Penajam Paser District, where the Darussalam Mosque is located.

The official remarked that the president donated the cow in an effort to support religious activities in Nusantara and to foster a sense of togetherness on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

"In addition to serving religious purposes, this activity can be seen as a momentum to solidify bonds between the government and people. Hopefully, this sense of togetherness will last and become our foundation in developing Nusantara," he said.

According to Suwito, the central government will provide a higher number of Qurbani animals to those residing in Nusantara in years to come.

"God willing, the residents of Nusantara will receive more cattle from the Indonesian president in the following years. A higher number of Qurbani cattle provided will increase the number of people receiving meat," he said.

Meanwhile, Chairperson of Darussalam Mosque's Eid al-Adha Celebration Committee, Imron, praised President Jokowi for donating a sacrificial cow to the region.

He expressed hope that the government would provide more Qurbani animals and continue to support religious activities in Nusantara to foster harmonious relations with locals and encourage a broader population to donate animals during Eid al-Adha//Antara - VOI 

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Indonesia to obtain shipments of sacrificial meat from Mecca: Minister

Illustration - Indonesian pilgrims prepare to carry out worship in the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A. - 




VOInews, Jakarta : Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, stated that Indonesia would receive shipments of sacrificial meat from Hajj pilgrims in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

"This has received approval from the minister of agriculture and other authorities both domestically and in Saudi Arabia," he remarked when met after the Eid al-Adha prayers in the courtyard of the Central Muhammadiyah Office (PP), Menteng, Jakarta, on Monday.

According to Effendy, the meat came from sacrificial animals from Indonesian pilgrims in the 2024 Hajj, whose slaughter was carried out at slaughterhouses in Mecca and the surrounding area.

However, his ministry has not received detailed information regarding the meat's arrival and the total weight from Saudi Arabia.

Effendy ensured that the sacrificial meat would be clinically inspected during packaging, along with maintaining hygiene, before being distributed to the Indonesian people.

For the distribution, the ministry also targets handing over the meat to the poor or underprivileged Islamic boarding school students.

On the other hand, the minister also appealed to the public, especially sacrificial organizing committees across Indonesia, to prioritize animal or meat cleanliness in accordance with Islamic law, starting from the slaughtering of sacrificial animals to their distribution to the community.

"Do not forget to use environmentally friendly meat packaging, such as leaves or tree fronds, and if you use materials that are difficult to decompose, such as plastic, then clean them and do not throw them away," he emphasized.

It is in line with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry's (KLHK's) circular about celebrating Eid al-Adha without plastic waste, one of which calls for a ban on plastic bags and for people to use reusable containers.

Through the circular issued on June 13, 2024, the ministry also urged governors, mayors, and district heads to give directions to the sacrificial meat distribution committee to avoid using plastic while distributing the sacrificial meat and to use reusable containers//Antara-VOI

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The Indonesian Embassy in Suva Hosts a Fun Walk to Commemorate 50 Years of RI-Fiji Relations.



Indonesian Ambassador to Fiji Dupito D. Simamora (right) with participants of the fun walk held to commemorate 50 years of bilateral relations between Indonesia and Fiji in Suva, Fiji, on Saturday (15/6/2024). (Photo by: ANTARA/HO-KBRI Suva)


VOINews, Jakarta: The Indonesian Embassy in Suva, Fiji, hosted a fun walk event on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations between Indonesia and Fiji.

As reported by Antara, Ambassador Dupito D. Simamora emphasized that the event, held in partnership with the Fiji-Indonesia Friendship Association (FIFA), symbolizes the longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries.

"The fun walk aims to bring the community together in celebrating this significant milestone and to reaffirm our commitment to fostering friendship and cooperation in the future," stated Dupito, according to a statement from Jakarta.

Apart from Dupito, the event was attended by Acting President of Fiji Salesi Temo and FIFA Chairman and former Fijian Ambassador to Indonesia Tui Cavuilati.

The fun walk commenced at 7 a.m. local time from the Albert Park Lower Hall in Suva, following a route along Queen Elizabeth Drive towards Suzuki Park before concluding back at Albert Park, where participants enjoyed refreshments.

Over 300 individuals participated in the event, including members of the diplomatic corps, Fijian government officials, Indonesia Scholarships for Fiji alumni, local students, and the Indonesian community in Fiji.

Dupito also highlighted the presence of students from Queen Victoria School, who received rehabilitation assistance from the Indonesian government following the damage caused by Cyclone Winston in 2016, as a testament to the strong bilateral ties and enduring cooperation between Indonesia and Fiji.

In addition to the fun walk, KBRI Suva organized various other activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Indonesia-Fiji relations, including the donation of medical equipment for rural community empowerment, a seminar on Indonesia-Fiji cooperation with the Fiji National University, and the establishment of the Fiji-Indonesia Friendship Association./Antara/VOI

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