President Jokowi: Indonesia Condemns London Terror Attack

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 23 Maret 2017
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President Jokowi makes statements about London terror attack on Thursday (23/3), at the Hang Nadim Airport, Batam

President Jokowi gives a statement about London terror attack at the Hang Nadim Airport, Batam, on Thursday (23/3)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo admitted that he received a report from the Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi about terror attack in London, the United Kingdom (UK), which killed five people and injured a dozen people.

“The Government of Indonesia condemn such cruel terror attack in any form or manifestation,” President Jokowi said in a waiting room of the Hang Nadim Airport, Batam, Riau Islands, on Thursday (23/3).

In his statement, President Jokowi called for international cooperation in the fight against terrorism. “I think the Government of Indonesia already stated that terrorism is our big challenge,” the President said.

So far, no Indonesians became victims of the terror attack. However, Indonesian Embassy in London has also appealed to the Indonesian citizens to follow the advice of the Metropolitan Police to avoid certain areas in London.

The Head of State also expressed his deep condolences and sympathy to the victims of that terror attack.

According to the President, terrorism should be addressed not only through law and security enforcement but also through cultural and religious approaches.

“Indonesia will continue promoting the ideas in international events on addressing terrorism,” President Jokowi stated.

For the record, a terror attack occurred in London, the UK, on Wednesday (22/3) at 2.39 pm local time. A Hyundai plowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and stopped at Parliament Building. At least five people including a police officer, Keith Palmer (48), were killed, and a dozen people was injured.  While, the assailant was shot by other officers in the Parliament Building. (SM/ES)(RA/YM/Naster)

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