Indonesia Sponsors UN Resolution to Fight Terrorism, Religious Violence

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 4 April 2019
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi speaks at the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday (2/4). Photo by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi speaks at the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday (2/4). Photo by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A joint action is needed to encourage global inter-religious and inter-civilization dialogs to promote tolerance and peace, Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi has said.

The Minister made the statement during the ratification of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution to Fight Terrorism and Acts of Violence Motivated by Hatred against Religion, in New York, Tuesday (2/4).

“As a country blessed with diverse races, ethnic groups and religions, Indonesia stands ready to share her experiences on cultural diversity that has become a part of daily lives of the Indonesian people,” Retno said, adding that Indonesia is one of the co-sponsors of the resolution to address the terrorist acts in Christchurch, New Zealand.

With the adoption of the UN Resolution through consensus, she added, Indonesia’s moves to quickly and decisively respond to acts of terrors in Christchurch have succeeded in gaining wider supports from the international community.

On that occasion, Retno also maintained that Indonesia strongly condemns the acts of terrors in Christchurch which caused 50 deaths, including one Indonesian national, as well as dozens of injured victims. She also applauded leaders and people of New Zealand who took an immediate response and showed their solidarity with the country’s Muslim community in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

For the record, Indonesia and Kuwait on 15 March, 2019 sponsored a Press Statement of the UN Security Council condemning the heinous attack. (Dit Infomed Kemlu/EN)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Ersan Pamungkas

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