Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi had held six bilateral meetings on the sidelines of a work visit to Doha to attend the signing of a peace agreement for Afghanistan.

Retno Marsudi held a bilateral meeting with her counterparts from Norway, Qatar, and Uzbekistan, as well as with President Trump's Special Envoy to Afghanistan, German Special Envoy and British Special Envoy to Afghanistan, on Saturday (29/2 ) in Doha, Qatar.

"The Peace Agreement between the United States and Taliban to be signed today in Doha, Qatar is the first step toward peace process for Afghanistan," she said at the meeting.

Retno Marsudi was invited to represent Indonesia as a co-facilitator having made a major contribution to peace in Afghanistan, along with Germany, Norway, Qatar and Uzbekistan.

The five countries are also committed to continuing to provide support so that the peace process between the United States and the Taliban can run in a sustainable manner for the sake of the people of Afghanistan so they can live in peace.

The most important part after the signing of the agreement was the implementation of the agreement, as well as the dialogue process between parties in Afghanistan called the Intra-Afghan Dialogue, she remarked.

The Foreign Minister also stressed that the future of the Afghanistan must be determined by its own people, and Indonesia is ready to contribute to the peace process in Afghanistan, in accordance with the mandate of the Indonesian Constitution.

Indonesia has contributed in capacity building to Afghanistan by emphasizing the role of ulemas (Islamic scholars) and strengthening the empowerment of women for peace.

"I will fly tonight to Kabul to launch the Indonesia-Afghan Women Solidarity Network together with Indonesian women leaders to discuss the empowerment of women in promoting peace in Afghanistan," she stated.

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