Indonesian President discusses Palestinian issues with Sudan and Iran

Mar 09, 2016 On the sidelines of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit, Indonesian President Joko Widodo recently met with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Before his discussion with minister Zarif, president Widodo held a meeting with Bashir, who travelled to Indonesia on defying an ICC warrant for his arrest.

During his opening remark at the summit, Widodo expressed Indonesia’s support for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In the words of formers Indonesian President Sukarno, Wildodo said:

“as long as the independence of the Palestinians has not been handed over to the Palestinians, Indonesia will stand against the Israeli occupation”.

The OIC Summit’s aim was to produce a resolution and a Jakarta Declaration, which will contain an agreed set of principles and concrete steps OIC member countries will take to achieve peace and reconciliation in Palestine.

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