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Indonesia remains committed to helping Palestinian refugees: Minister

…Indonesia supports the (UN) Secretary-General’s plan to increase the UNRWA budget fund through mandatory contributions.

JAKARTA (Antara) – Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi reiterated Indonesia’s commitment to help Palestinian refugees at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) ministerial meeting in New York on Thursday.

“Indonesia has always supported the work of UNRWA, the United Nations agency assigned to assist Palestinian refugees,” she said in a written statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday (September 23). I got

She expressed concern about international positions that seem to see the fate of Palestinian refugees as normal.

“In fact, Palestinian refugees have the same right to enjoy life as we do.

She called on the international community to support UNRWA, which is currently dealing with nearly five million Palestinian refugees.

UNRWA began working in 1950 to assist Palestinians seeking refuge due to Israel’s annexation of Palestinian territories. UN agencies are currently facing financial difficulties.

A ministerial conference was held alongside the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly to find solutions to the difficulties. The meeting was co-chaired by Swedish Foreign Minister Anne Linde and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.

Marsudi highlighted two steps that can be taken to support UNRWA. The first is to overcome obstacles to UNRWA’s finances and the second is to enable UNRWA to adequately carry out its mandate.

“To this end, Indonesia supports the (UN) Secretary-General’s plan to increase the UNRWA budget fund through mandatory contributions,” she said.

Support for UNRWA is part of a peaceful solution to the Palestinian issue, she added.

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