Indonesia Urges Ceasefire in Libya

28 March, 2011 | Source: Jakarta Post

The Indonesian government has urged for an immediate ceasefire in Libya between members of the local military and allied forces (including the US, France and UK among others), fearing further civilian casualties.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told the press, during a working meeting with the Indonesian Parliament′s Commission I on Monday (28/3), that an immediate ceasefire in Libya had become urgent.

"In the past eight days we have seen an increase in the number of civilian victims and therefore there should be an immediate truce, the presence of UN forces in the field, and a political process in Libya," Natalegawa said, as quoted by kompas.com.

He also asserted that Indonesia rejected violence of any kind in Libya.

"In reality from the beginning we have rejected violence by Gaddafi’s followers, rebels, and even the coalition group because violence itself will only cause suffering to the civil population."

Various issues including those related to the Libyan conflict and the post-tsunami management for Indonesian citizens in Japan will be discussed at the working meeting between Minister Natalegawa and Indonesian Parliament′s Commission I.
 

 

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said that Indonesia has surpassed the world aviation safety standards, based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO USOAP), from 50 to 80.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) held a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of APEC Summit held, here, Saturday.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) discussed security situation in the Korean Peninsula with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-In, during bilateral talks at the Bogor Palace on Thursday.
Indonesia was awarded the Best Dive Destination 2017 by British Dive Magazine at the World Travel Market (WTM) London held in ExCel London, England, from Nov 6 to 8.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has considered Indonesia to be a superpower country in terms of culture.
Indonesias ranking in the World Banks ease of doing business index rose to 72 from 91, out of 190 countries surveyed, according to the World Banks latest report Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu