President Jokowi Receives Current Information from Abbas

The president of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo
The president of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo

Jakarta (MINA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated he has received information about the current condition of Palestine from President Mahmoud Abbas in the bilateral meeting as a part of fifth Extraordinary Meeting OIC summit 2016 in Jakarta.

“President Abbas told me many things, such as border, illegal settlements, and Palestinian refugees outside Palestine,” said Jokowi in Jakarta on Sunday after a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Antaranews reported.

The President said that the number of Palestinian refugees who are outside the territory of the country are increasing from year to year. They are about five million people nowadays.

Jokowi also said he and Abbas discussed security issues in a number of Israeli-controlled zone.


“Then I said that Indonesia will continue to be committed to provide full support to the liberation of Palestine,” the president said.

Indonesia also supports groundbreaking initiatives (peace efforts) that will do on Al Quds.

“Indonesia hopes that the results of the summit in Jakarta can be used as input for the concrete mechanisms of subsequent conferences,” said Jokowi.

Extraordinary Summit 5th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation held in Jakarta, 6-7 March 2016 is a clear efforts form the OIC countries, including Indonesia, to encourage settlement conflict in Palestine.

Earlier, Egypt and Palestine has asked Indonesia to host a 5th extra ordinary OIC Summit addressing on the issue of the independence and sovereignty of Palestine.

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Objective of the Extraordinary Summit 5th OIC OIC is to strengthen support to the completion of Palestinian problem as a priority issue of the Islamic world and formulate approaches and strategies to seek a breakthrough in order to reactivate the peace process in the Middle East.

In addition, the summit is also expected to provide protection and access to Palestinians in Al-Quds Al-Sharif and reiterated support for the realization of the independence of Palestine with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital. (L/P008/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)