TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is holding a "Walk for Peace and Humanity: The Joint Walk to Independence for Palestine" to continue supporting the struggle of the Palestinian people in their efforts to realize independence.
"We are walking together this morning to show that Palestinians will never be alone in their struggle for independence. The Palestinian dream is the Indonesian dream too," Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in remarks at the event in Jakarta on Sunday.
Together with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al Maliki, Chairman of the House`s Commission I Abdul Kharis Almasyhari, interfaith and community leaders, as well as more than 2,000 Indonesian people, the Indonesian Foreign Minister walked along 1.2 kilometers to the end of the Welcome Monument at the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout.
"The road to the Welcome Monument becomes a symbol of Indonesia`s solidarity, support and commitment with Palestine towards our goal, so that we can welcome an independent Palestinian state," Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said.
"The Walk for Peace and Humanity" activity was held to strengthen solidarity and deepen the understanding of the wider community of Indonesia`s contribution and role for the struggle for Palestinian independence.
The activity is expected to show Indonesia`s support across cultural, religious and social settings for the Palestinian cause. The joint walk program was also filled with public interaction between the two Foreign Ministers and enlivened the appearance of the capital`s artists and poetry readings supporting Palestine.
The joint walk is part of a series of events for the Indonesian Solidarity Week for Palestine organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for October 13-17 2018, and coincides with the visit of the Palestinian Foreign Minister to Indonesia.
This activity is part of the continuation of Indonesia`s commitment to Palestine and is aimed at increasing the understanding and care of the Indonesian people for the struggle of the Palestinian people.