Indonesian FM Raises Palestine Issue at Bilateral Meeting in New York

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi and President of the UN General Assembly Session (photo: doc/Detik)

New York, MINA – Entering the second day of the 74th UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Indonesian Foreign Minister (FM) Retno Marsudi held seven bilateral meetings with his partners. Some of the issues raised at the meeting include Palestinian issue.

“Today, I have met Foreign Minister, Algeria, Solomon Islands, Guatemala, Estonia, President of the UN General Assembly, Czech Foreign Minister,” Retno said in a press release received by MINA on Wednesday, September 25.

Some of issues raised at the bilateral meeting include improving economic relations, role of women in security and peace, and issue of Palestine in the UN Security Council.

Palestinian issue itself was discussed in her meeting with President of the General Assembly, Tijani Muhammad Bande.

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“I specifically discussed the development of Palestinian issue at the UN, because this issue is a priority issue for Indonesia,” said Foreign Minister Retno.

Previously, during Indonesian presidency at the UN Security Council in May, Indonesia had highlighted the expansion of illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.

In addition, Indonesian Foreign Minister also emphasized Indonesia’s support for the program and priorities of the new UN General Assembly’s President, especially in strengthening the values ​​of multilateralism which is currently facing a great challenge. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)