US Doesn't Reject Two-State Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Indonesian FM

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi meet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jakarta on Saturday (04/08). (Antara Photo/Hafidz Mubarak A)

By : Sheany | on 12:08 PM August 05, 2018
Category : News, Featured, Foreign Affairs

Jakarta. The United States does not reject a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said after a meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Jakarta on Saturday (04/08).

"When I spoke about the two-state solution, I saw acceptance, that this is the only solution, and the State Secretary did not reject it," Retno told reporters.

According to the minister, Pompeo said more time is required to develop a peace plan for the Palestinian issue.

Indonesia has been a vocal supporter of Palestine's independence, and has immediately denounced last month's declaration by the Israeli parliament that Israel is the "nation-state of the Jewish people," seeing it as a dismissal of the rights of Palestinians.

Indonesia also condemned the moving of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, which Retno said was a threat to achieving peace.

The US' decision to relocate its embassy has been widely condemned internationally.

The matter of Palestine will be one of Indonesia's priorities during its term as a non-permanent member at the United Nations Security Council, which will begin in 2019.

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