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Foreign ministry denies visit to Israel by senior Indonesian official

Indonesia’s position of prioritizing a peaceful settlement between Palestine and Israel remains unchanged.

JAKARTA (Antara) – The foreign ministry on Thursday denied reports that an Indonesian delegation led by a “high-ranking official” had visited Israel as part of an effort to normalize relations between the two countries.

As the custodian of Indonesia’s foreign policy, the finance ministry has never taken steps to signal the normalization of relations, as reported by the Israeli media, the ministry’s spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told an online reporter. said at the conference.

“Indonesia’s position of prioritizing a peaceful settlement between Palestine and Israel based on a two-state solution to achieve peace with clear territorial boundaries remains unchanged,” he said.

Indonesia’s position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict remains unchanged, he said, adding that the “high-ranking officials” mentioned by the Israeli media could not represent Indonesian interests.

The Jerusalem Post previously reported that Indonesia had sent a secret delegation led by a “high-ranking official” to Israel amid recent tensions between the two countries.

A series of meetings and reports in recent months in 2021 suggest closer ties between Israel and Indonesia in terms of trade and tourism, the newspaper said.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken also said he raised the possibility of Indonesia and Israel normalizing diplomatic relations during a meeting with officials in Jakarta last December.

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