Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Saturday (28/10) announced that the Indonesian government does not recognize Catalonia's declaration of independence. (Photo courtesy of the United Nations)
Indonesia Chooses Not to Recognize Catalonia Independence
BY :TELLY NATHALIA
OCTOBER 29, 2017
Jakarta. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Saturday (28/10) announced that the Indonesian government does not recognize Catalonia's declaration of independence.
Indonesia still recognizes Catalonia as an integral part of Spain, the minister said on the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Twitter account.
1. Indonesia does not recognize the unilateral declaration of independence by Catalonia. #FMMarsudi— KEMLU RI (@Portal_Kemlu_RI) October 28, 2017
2. Catalonia is an integral part of Spain. Indonesia will not recognize an independent Catalonia. #FMMarsudi — KEMLU RI (@Portal_Kemlu_RI) October 28, 2017
On Friday, Catalonia's separatist leaders declared the region's independence, Spain’s richest with a population of 7.5 million. Catalonia has been part of Spain since the 15th century.
Following Minister Retno’s statement, the director general of legal affairs and international treaties at ministry, Damos Agusman, tweeted that the declaration is missing conditions required by international law.
The Declaration lacks conditions as required by international law. It isnt colonial context nor entitled to “Kosovo’s remedial secession” https://t.co/LjgtHhI1nM— Damos Agusman (@damos_agusman) October 28, 2017
The Spanish government claimed direct control of Catalonia on Saturday after nearly four decades, firing the regional government and police chief.
Catalans themselves are divided between those who ecstatically support independence and a so-called "silent majority" who back staying inside Spain.