Jakarta, 2 Rajab 1436/21 April 2015 (MINA) – The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said that the Asian-African Conference Commemoration is the best moment to end the occupation in Palestine commited by Zionist.
“Palestine is the only country in Asia-Africa who are still under the occupation. Therefore, the event is the best time for us to immediately realizing Palestine independent, “said President Jokowi in his meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki on the sidelines of the opening Asian African Business Forum (AABS) Jakarta, Tuesday.
During the meeting, President Jokowi stated, Indonesia is also requesting approval for the opening of the honorary consulate of Indonesia in Ramallah as a real form of Indonesian diplomatic recognition to Palestine.
Indonesia is the third country to recognize the independence of Palestine, a few moments after Yasser Arafat declared Palestinian independence in Alger, Algeria, November 15, 1988.
Jokowi said the opening of honorary conculate got the full support from the Prime Minister of Palestine. Even the opening of the consulate’s efforts will be aided fully by the Palestinian Authority.
In addition, the both leaders also agreed to strengthen cooperation in the economic field. Reinforcement can be realized by increasing the value of the trade as well as the free of tax for Palestinian products which will enter to Indonesia. (L/P008/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)