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Indonesian FM Lauds Mohammed VI’s Efforts To Support Palestinian Cause

Tuesday 29 October 2019, by

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi hailed, on Monday in Jakarta, the efforts of HM King Mohammed VI to support the Palestinian cause, in a statement following a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates Nasser Bourita.

"Indonesia highly commends HM the King’s continuous efforts in favor of the Palestinian cause, notably as Chairperson of the Al Quds Committee," said Marsudi at a joint press conference with Bourita.

In this regard, she affirmed Indonesia’s support for the two-state solution recognized by the international community, with a view to ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, adding that the stability of the region is necessary for global peace and security.

The Indonesian official also reiterated Indonesia’s support for the UN’s efforts to reach a durable political solution to the Moroccan Sahara issue.

Referring to the common challenges facing both countries, Marsudi expressed the wish to strengthen bilateral cooperation with the Kingdom, a leading country in its region, particularly in the economic, academic, religious and security fields.

For his part, Bourita, who was accompanied by Morocco’s Ambassador to Indonesia Ouadia Benabdellah, Ambassador Director of Oceania and Asian Affairs Abdelkader El Ansari and Ambassador Director General of the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation (AMCI) Mohamed Methqal, hailed Indonesia’s unwavering position over the Kingdom’s national cause, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

He also underlined Morocco’s firm support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Indonesia.

Bourita also reaffirmed Morocco’s determination to bolster bilateral cooperation to match the excellent political relations, through a forward-looking approach based on complementarity.

Despite the geographical distance, Morocco and Indonesia, two important nations for the Muslim community, have the required potential to promote the values ​​of moderation and tolerance advocated by Islam, said Bourita, noting that the Kingdom has made the fight against extremism and radicalism a top priority.

At the economic level, the Moroccan minister stressed that Morocco, given its special geostrategic position, can be a gateway of Indonesia to the African continent, as well as to the European and Mediterranean areas.

Given its expertise and experience in several areas, Morocco can be a strategic partner of Indonesia in Africa, and Indonesia could facilitate the Kingdom’s access to the regional grouping of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), he said.