President Jokowi Begins US Working Visit

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 12 November 2023
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President Jokowi takes off from Saudi Arabia to the USA, Sunday (11/12) (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Sunday (11/12) departed for the United States (US) for a working visit.

After attending the Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC Summit) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the President and his entourage took off from the King Khalid international airport at around 9:40 a.m. local time.

Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi previously said in her statement in Riyadh on Saturday (11/11) that the extraordinary summit played an important role to show solidarity of members of OIC countries and to come up with additional efforts in addressing Israel – Palestine issues so that the Israeli attacks against the Palestinian people can immediately come to an end.

“In his national statement, the President said that the OIC must stay united and be at the forefront for the resolution of the Gaza situation,” Retno added.

According to the Minister, the extraordinary summit has adopted resolutions containing 31 decisions, adding that the resolution also shows the OIC’s position on Gaza’s current situation.

For the record, some of the decisions include condemning the Israeli aggression in Gaza, urging the UN Security Council to produce resolutions so that attacks can stop and aid can come in, and highlighting that complying with international law is vital.

The Minister further said that paragraph 11 of the resolution assigned Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar, Türkiye, Indonesia, and Nigeria to initiate a concrete action on behalf of all member countries of the OIC and Arab League to stop the war in Gaza and to carry out political processes to achieve peace.

“Paragraph 11 shows the acknowledgment from the OIC regarding Indonesia’s active contribution in consistently attempting to resolve the Palestinian issues, especially the recent situation in Gaza,” she remarked. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (AP/EP)

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