Palestine gets Indonesia's attention at OIC Ministerial Meeting

Palestine gets Indonesia's attention at OIC Ministerial Meeting

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi attended the Foreign Ministerial Meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, May 29, which discussed preparations for the 14th OIC High Level Conference (HLC) held in Mecca on May 31, 2019.

"Since the first OIC serial meeting at the Senior Official level, Indonesia has actively contributed to the negotiation process for the HLC final documents," the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement here on Friday.

At the HLC preparatory meeting, Minister Marsudi highlighted the urgent need for the OIC country members to support Palestine. “OIC should unite through a solid strategy and coordination to support Palestine," she added.

She emphasized that the plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should consider three criteria, namely inclusivity by involving both countries of conflict in the negotiation process, comprehensiveness by avoiding the victimization of Palestinian political rights, and respect for internationally-set parameters.

Additionally, she affirmed Indonesia's readiness to host the OIC HLC, as the confirmation of Asia's turn to hold the agenda.

As the meeting was held during Ramadan, the Foreign Ministerial Meeting started at 23:00 (after the Taraweeh evening prayer) and ended approaching suhoor time at dawn.  

 

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