Indonesia Will Continue to Provide Political Support for Palestine, Says Jokowi
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo or Jokowi reaffirmed Indonesia's unwavering support for the Palestinian people, in addition to supplying humanitarian aid. "Indonesia will continue to provide political support to Palestine," Jokowi said in his press statement before sending off the second shipment of humanitarian aid at Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base on Monday morning, November 20, 2023.
Indonesia has been actively demanding action to end the war in Palestine, establish a ceasefire, and ensure humanitarian relief reaches the people in the besieged Gaza through various international forums and bilateral meetings with world leaders, including United States President Joe Biden.
During his recent meeting with Biden at the White House on Monday, November 13, Jokowi urged the US to take more action to end Israel's atrocities, underlining the importance of a ceasefire for the sake of humanity.
Jokowi also highlighted in today's press statement that Indonesia is one of the countries mandated by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as special envoys in the tour aimed at ending Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza.
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will be visiting several countries to gather support for the end of Israel’s atrocities in Gaza and a ceasefire to be reached as soon as possible. “And humanitarian aid can properly reach [to Gaza] to help our brothers and sisters in Gaza,” he added.
In support of the commitment, Jokowi has released the delivery of the second batch of humanitarian aid to Palestine weighing 21 tons, comprising medicine, hospital equipment, food, and other necessities, according to input from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
DANIEL A. FAJRI
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