Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government welcomed the adoption of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution on ceasefire and comprehensive resolution of the conflict in the Gaza Strip due to Israeli aggression since October 2023.

UNSC Resolution 2735 (2024) was adopted on Monday (June 10) with support from 14 UN Security Council members, including the United States, who proposed the three-phase ceasefire scheme in the resolution. Russia abstained from the vote.

"The adoption of UNSC Resolution 2735 (2024) on the three-phase ceasefire proposal is long overdue yet an important step to stop the ongoing atrocities against the people of Palestine and towards achieving an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza," as stated by Indonesia's Foreign Ministry in Jakarta, Tuesday.

According to the statement on social media platform X observed here, the Foreign Ministry urged all parties to reach an agreement without delay to ensure a lasting and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza.

Indonesia expressed hope that the expected ceasefire would ensure the immediate distribution of humanitarian assistance urgently needed by the Palestinian people.

The ceasefire is also expected to pave the way for the implementation of the two-state solution to resolve the decades-long Palestine-Israel conflict, according to the Foreign Ministry.

Meanwhile, Palestinian envoy to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, stated that the resolution is consistent with the aspirations of the Palestinian people, who are eager to witness a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and the end of Israeli aggression.

He affirmed that the Palestinian people are united in seeing the implementation of the UNSC resolution.

Palestinian resistance group Hamas also supported the resolution and declared its willingness to cooperate with mediators in negotiations on implementing the resolutions, which they called "consistent with the demands of our people."

The UNSC resolution was adopted amid the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip since October 7, 2023, which has claimed the lives of more than 36,600 civilians, mostly women and children, and injured more than 83 thousand others.

According to the UN data, the Israeli aggression has caused the displacement of 85 percent of Gaza residents, destroyed more than 60 percent of the infrastructure in Gaza, and caused a severe scarcity of food, clean water, and medicines.

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