Indonesian FM: OIC Countries Must Support Palestine

Abu Dhabi, MINA – Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi reminded Islamic countries that are members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have to support the creation of peace in Palestine.

“I want to remind the OIC members about our unfinished work, namely the Palestinian issue, the situation is getting worse,” said the Indonesian Foreign Minister in his statement at the 46th OIC Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (PEA) on Friday.

“There is no other choice for the OIC in addition to provide real, solid and concrete support for the struggle for Palestinian independence,” he said.

In this regard, the Indonesian Foreign Minister conveyed that Indonesia as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council would continue to provide full and concrete support for the Palestinian struggle.

After the OIC meeting in Abu Dhabi, Indonesian Foreign Minister went to Amman, Jordan, to deliver Indonesia’s financial assistance to UNWRA, water desalination assistance for Gaza, and open capacity building activities for Palestinian women refugees in Jordan.

Once again Foreign Minister Retno stressed, “the only choice for the OIC is to strengthen solidarity and concrete support for the Palestinians”.

The 46th OIC KTM was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi on 1-2 March 2019 and carried out the theme “Fifty Years of Islamic Cooperation: Roadmap for Prosperity and Development”. At this meeting, KTM leadership moved from Bangladesh to the United Arab Emirates. The meeting ratified more than 130 draft resolutions related to OIC cooperation on various issues.

In this meeting, Indonesia also submitted three draft resolutions related to the establishment of the OIC Contact Group for Peace and Dialogue; Islamic Office for the Boycott of Israel; and related to the Global Pact on Migration.

In addition, Indonesia submitted an annual resolution draft on the first meeting of the OIC Drug Supervisory Board which was held in Jakarta in November 2018 and the role assistance of Indonesia in the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)