Today's Top 3 News: Foreign Ministers of Arab, Muslim Countries to Gather in China for Gaza Talks, Indonesia Will Continue to Provide Political Support for Palestine
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Three popular news compiled by Tempo English on Monday, November 20, include Foreign Ministers of Arab and Muslim countries gathering in China to discuss Gaza, Jokowi ensuring that Indonesia will continue to provide political support for Palestine, and Jokowi claiming to have received many LoI from foreign investors to IKN.
The following is the list of the top 3 news on Tempo English today:
1. Foreign Ministers of Arab, Muslim Countries to Gather in China for Gaza Talks
Delegations of foreign ministers from Muslim and Arab countries, including Indonesia, are set to gather in China this week as part of the first leg of their tour which is aimed at ending Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza.
They are expected to kick off the political activities from China starting Monday, November 20, 2023.
“The first stop will be in China and will then move to a number of capitals to deliver the clear message that there must be a ceasefire immediately as well as aid and humanitarian needs must be immediately delivered to Gaza,” Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said after meeting with the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell on the sidelines of the Manama Dialogue 2023 conference in Bahrain.
2. Indonesia Will Continue to Provide Political Support for Palestine, Says Jokowi
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.
3. Jokowi Claims Many Foreign Investors Sign LOI for IKN Yet Prioritizes Domestic Ones
President Joko Widodo or Jokowi expressed his optimism that many foreign investors are interested in the state capital of Nusantara or IKN project as evidenced by the pile of letters of intent (LOI) although there is no investment realization yet.
“With the big pile of LOIs received, it’s impossible that there will be no realization. I think there will be many [investments], but we are prioritizing domestic investors,” he said in a press statement after sending off the second shipment of humanitarian aid for Palestine today, Nov. 20, at Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base.
He claimed that the government has thus far collected at least 300 investment commitments from foreign investors for the mega project. “I think the number will continue to grow,” he added.
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