Paris meeting aimed at initiating Palestine-Israel negotiation

Paris meeting aimed at initiating Palestine-Israel negotiation

Documentation of France's Minister of Foreign Affair, Jean-Marc Ayrault (left) shake hand with Indonesia Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, before the discussion in Paris meeting begins, in Paris, in early Friday (3/5/2016). (REUTERS/Stephane de Sakutin)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, said the Paris meeting held on June 3 was aimed at initiating a new Palestine-Israel negotiation.

"We know that since 2014, there has been no negotiation between Palestine and Israel. This deadlock has been aggravating the situation," she stated here on Monday.

The meeting was initiated by the French government and was attended by 27 foreign ministers as well as the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, and the Arab League's Secretary General.

"This is a process. The important thing now is how we integrate our efforts to resolve the issue, and take do-able steps," Marsudi added.

Indonesia will continue to extend political support as well as humanitarian and development aid to encourage peace in Palestine, which the people consist of multi-religion believers including the Christians and Moslems. 

Indonesia's attendance at the ministerial meeting is an acknowledgment by the international community of the country's active role in promoting peace at both regional and global levels.

The other foreign ministers who participated expressed appreciation for Indonesia for organizing the Extraordinary Summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif in March 2016.

Besides Indonesia, the foreign ministers participating in the meeting were from South Africa, the United States, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Britain, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Japan, Canada, Luxembourg, Egypt, Morocco, Norway, France, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, China, Turkey, the European Union and Jordan.

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