Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Jordan have agreed to encourage cooperation to support Palestine`s struggle for independence, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry noted in a written statement released on Wednesday.

"Indonesia and Jordan have the same position when it comes to Palestine. The issue of Palestine is in the hearth of Indonesia`s foreign policy," Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi noted following a meeting with her Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi, in Amman recently.

Marsudi noted that her visit to Jordan this time is the fourth of its kind in the past two years, suggesting the closeness in relations between the two countries.

During her four visits to Jordan, Marsudi admitted to not finding any issues burdening the relations between both nations.

The two foreign ministers specifically discussed the situation in Palestine. Marsudi highlighted various steps taken by Indonesia to politically or economically assist the Palestinian people`s struggle by liberalizing the export of several Palestinian commodities to Indonesia, providing financial assistance, and offering capacity building program, among others.

She said the Palestine Week, held in Jakarta and Bandung in October 2018, showed the Indonesian people`s strong support for Palestine`s struggle.

Prior to the meeting with Safadi, Marsudi opened an International Training of Trainers on Business Planning for Women in Refugees Camps.

"The training is part of Indonesia`s program to support the Palestinian people in their struggle to build the Palestinian nation," she noted.

In addition, the Indonesian and Palestinian governments have signed a letter of intent on the granting of humanitarian aid to Palestine, particularly related to water desalination, medicines, and health equipment.

Reporting by Yuni Arisandy Sinaga

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