Indonesia Calls for Restraint over Attack on Syria

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi officially launches the Safe Travel application for protection of Indonesian citizens abroad on Saturday at Central Park Mall Jakarta , April 14, 2018.

Jakarta, MINA – Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has called on all parties to exercise restraint and prevent the escalation of the deteriorating situation in Syria, Antara News reported.

“Since last Sunday, Indonesia continues to monitor the situation in Syria, because there are still thousands of Indonesians living in that country,” Marsudi stated, after the launch of Safe Travel application in Jakarta, on Saturday.

The minister made the statement in response to the military offensive by the United States, France, and Britain coalition to Syria on Saturday (April 14).

Marsudi had continued to communicate with the Indonesian ambassadors in the Syrian capital of Damascus and others.

This is done to ensure the safety of Indonesian citizens there.

“In addition to communicating with the Indonesian ambassador to Syria, I have communicated with other Indonesian ambassadors in the Middle Eastern Region and Europe,” he stated.

She affirmed that the safety and security of Indonesian citizens remained a priority right now.

“I do not want any victims from Indonesia as a result of the situation in Syria,” she explained.

In addition, Indonesia affirms all parties to respect the value and international law, in particular, the UN charter on international peace and security.

“The principles of international law should be put forward in response to the military attack,” Marsudi concluded. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)



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