Indonesia, Japan agree to increase aid for Palestinians

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesia and Japan agreed to increase their support of humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees during the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The commitment of both countries was conveyed by Indonesia Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi while meeting with her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in San Martin Palace, Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday, a press release from the Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Tuesday.

Marsudi discussed the situation in Palestine, especially the dwindling humanitarian aids for Palestine refugees, with Japanese foreign minister.

Both ministers agreed to increase their support to Palestine through Cooperation Among East Asian Countries for Palestinian Development (CEAPAD).

“We agreed to strengthen CEAPAD cooperation to support Palestine. Indonesia hopes Japan will not move its embassy to Jerusalem,” Marsudi noted in her Twitter account.

Marsudi and Kono also exchanged views on Indo-Pacific cooperation and ASEAN centrality in the region.

The G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting was attended by foreign ministers of G-20 member states and invited guests.

During Sundays session, the foreign ministers discussed the general global outlook, while Mondays agenda focused on multilateralism and global governance as a response to new cross-border challenges, ranging from cybersecurity to the use of information and communication technologies to the changing paradigms in trade and migration.

On the second day of the meeting, Marsudi conducted bilateral meetings with several foreign ministers, such as Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Saudi Arabian FM Adel bin Ahmed Al Jubeir, and Britih FM Boris Johnson.

Source: ANTARA News