Vice President Receives Courtesy Call from Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister
Date 7 Maret 2016
Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Monday (7/3) received a courtesy call from Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia Kheimaies Jhinaoui.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 5thExtraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif at the Jakarta Convention Hall.
During the meeting, Vice President expressed his appreciation for the assistance offered by the Tunisian government in relocating Indonesian Embassy in Tripoli, Libya to Djerba, Tunisia and in repatriating Indonesian citizens from Libya through Djerba.
The issue of Palestine was also discussed during the meeting.
During the meeting, Kalla said that the Summit is very important to harmonize perspectives, full supports, and solidarity of OIC member states to Palestine.
This Summit will boost unity among OIC member states and the roles of Islamic countries in an effort to find solutions to the settlement of the Palestinian issue, Kalla said.
In addition to discussing the Palestinian issue, Vice President Kalla and the Tunisian minister also talked about measures to fight against terrorism and extremism.
On that occasion, Vice President also invited Tunisia to take part in spreading the messages of peace and tolerance through Indonesias initiative called Indonesias Digital Initiative : Empowering Leaders of Peace through Digital Platform.
Indonesia conveyed this initiative when the Indonesian President visited the United States in February 2016, Kalla said.
Vice President Kalla also welcomed Indonesia Tunisia cooperation in the oil and gas sector and invited Tunisian companies to make investment in Indonesia.
Furthermore, both leaders also hoped that the two countries could promote cooperation and support each other in a number of multilateral events.
Also attending the meeting were Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifudin, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir. (HumasKemlu/UN)