Indonesia Emphasizes Importance of Security at Rakhine State

Bangkok, MINA – Indonesia emphasizes the importance of a good security situation for the implementation of voluntary, safe and dignified repatriation for Rohingya refugees.

This was conveyed by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) when meeting the State Counselor of the Republic of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit held at Bangkok’s Athenee Hotel on Saturday (22/6).

“If the security situation does not improve, it will be difficult for voluntary, safe and dignified repatriation to be carried out,” Jokowi said.

“Indonesia also has a high commitment to continue to contribute in solving the Rakhine State issue,” he added.

President Jokowi also stressed the importance of immediately following up on recommendations from the Preliminary Needs Assessment (PNA) report. Indonesia is ready to again contribute to the follow-up to the recommendations of the PNA Report.

Some ministers who accompanied the President, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Special Staff President Ari Dwipayana, and Indonesian Ambassador for Thailand Ahmad Rusdi. (R/Ast /P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)