The President of the Republic of Indonesian, Joko Widodo (Jokowi). (Photo: Rendy/MINA)

Jakarta, 4 Rajab 1436/23 April 2015 (MINA) – The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) emphasized the importance of Asian-African Parliament cooperation for the independence of Palestine as part of the ideals in creating prosperity, solidarity, and the stability of the countries of Asia and Africa.

“Parliament as the representation of the people is very important role to fully support Palestinian independence,” said Jokowi when opening the Asian African Parliamentary Conference to Commerate the 60th Anniversary of the Asian African Conference on Thursday (23/4) in Nusantara Building, Senayan, Jakarta.

Earlier, Chairman of the House of Representatives Setya Novanto in his speech said, the Asian-African Conference of Parliament fully supports the achievement of independence for the Palestinian people, because according to the content of the opening of the 1945 Constitution.


In support of that, he said, it is done to increase cooperation parliamentary countries of Asia and Africa in order to strengthen support for the welfare, prosperity, and freedom for Palestinians.

“The new strategic partnership is expected to create new powers, including for Palestinian independence, as reciprocation us,” he said

“For that Cooperation Countries of Asia and Africa should be strengthened,” he added.

Furthermore, Setya stated, the Asian-African Parliamentary Conference is very important to strengthen the government diplomacy countries of Asian and African. “Parliament wants to see peace, prosperity, and freedom in Asian and African with a fair world system,” he said. (L/P011/R03)

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M’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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