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Indonesia strongly condemns US recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital

World2017-12-07

By APD writer Maverick JAKARTA, Dec. 7 (APD) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo expressed on Thursday his strong condemnation over the United States’ unilateral recognition on Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying it violates several United Nations (UN) resolutions and may shake stability of global security. Speaking in the Bogor Presidential Palace, flanked by his ministers, the president requested the United States to reconsider the decision. “I have ordered the foreign minister to summon the United States ambassador and directly convey Indonesian government’s stance,” the president told a press conference in the afternoon particularly held to respond the issue. President Widodo reiterated Indonesian people’s relentless support for Palestine people in attaining their independence and gaining their rights, as it was mandated by the nation’s constitution. The Southeast Asian nation inhabited by world’s largest number of Muslims supports the two-state solution that allows Palestine and Israel live together side by side in peace and harmony. President Widodo also called on the UN to hold an assembly to particularly discuss the United States recognition on Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The president said that he would attend an Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) upcoming leaders summit to respond the issue slated for Dec. 13 in Istanbul, Turkey. Washington has officially announced its recognition on Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, starting to move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Jerusalem is one of the key issues in the Israeli–Palestinian peace process. Both Israelis and the Palestinians want it as their capital. Meanwhile, in a separated development the United States Embassy in Jakarta has issued on Thursday a security message for the United States nationals staying in Indonesian capital related to its recognition on Jerusalem as Israeli capital. In the message the embassy said the policy may incite demonstrations in Indonesia of which part of them may turn violent. “The U.S. embassy in Jakarta reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security,” the message said. The embassy told the United States nationals to stay away from demonstrations, exercise cautions on people gatherings in the vicinity, remain vigilant and take appropriate steps in enhancing their personal security and follow instructions of local authorities for their safety. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Maverick

JAKARTA, Dec. 7 (APD) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo expressed on Thursday his strong condemnation over the United States’ unilateral recognition on Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying it violates several United Nations (UN) resolutions and may shake stability of global security.

Speaking in the Bogor Presidential Palace, flanked by his ministers, the president requested the United States to reconsider the decision.

“I have ordered the foreign minister to summon the United States ambassador and directly convey Indonesian government’s stance,” the president told a press conference in the afternoon particularly held to respond the issue.

President Widodo reiterated Indonesian people’s relentless support for Palestine people in attaining their independence and gaining their rights, as it was mandated by the nation’s constitution.

The Southeast Asian nation inhabited by world’s largest number of Muslims supports the two-state solution that allows Palestine and Israel live together side by side in peace and harmony.

President Widodo also called on the UN to hold an assembly to particularly discuss the United States recognition on Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The president said that he would attend an Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) upcoming leaders summit to respond the issue slated for Dec. 13 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Washington has officially announced its recognition on Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, starting to move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem is one of the key issues in the Israeli–Palestinian peace process. Both Israelis and the Palestinians want it as their capital.

Meanwhile, in a separated development the United States Embassy in Jakarta has issued on Thursday a security message for the United States nationals staying in Indonesian capital related to its recognition on Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

In the message the embassy said the policy may incite demonstrations in Indonesia of which part of them may turn violent.

“The U.S. embassy in Jakarta reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security,” the message said.

The embassy told the United States nationals to stay away from demonstrations, exercise cautions on people gatherings in the vicinity, remain vigilant and take appropriate steps in enhancing their personal security and follow instructions of local authorities for their safety.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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