Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi reiterated a request to the governments of Russia, South Korea and European Union member countries to impose a visa-free policy for Indonesians.

Indonesia Condems Bomb Attack In Embassy In Yemen


APRIL 21, 2015

AACC2015, Jakarta - The Indonesian government condemned the bomb attack at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Sanaa, Yemen which occurred at 10:45 local time on Monday (4/20). The bombing was happening during the Asian-African Conference Commemoration in Jakarta which is still ongoing from April 19 to 24, 2015.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said there were no fatalities caused by the incident.  “There are 17 people in the Indonesian Embassy. They are consisted of four members of evacuation team from Jakarta, one staff, five local staff, five migrant workers, and two students. Two people suffered minor injured,” said the Foreign Minister at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC).

According to Ms. Marsudi, the attack was targeted on the ammunition depot located near the embassy. “The attack also destroyed all of the Embassy’s vehicles, and at this moment we have evacuated to the town of Al Hudaida," she explained.

She said the situation in Sanaa is already not conducive, so Indonesian diplomatic activities are not available in the city. Ms. Marsudi, the former Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, said that the embassy’s activities are now being conducted in the city of Salalah. “We advise all Indonesian citizens to evacuate from the city of Sanaa," she said.

She added that a total of 1,973 citizens had been successfully evacuated and arrived safely in Indonesia. "There are still Indonesian citizens who remained in the city of Tarim and Al Mukallah, but we still strive to get them evacuated," she explained.

The armed conflict between the Houthis with foreign coalition troops led by Saudi Arabia is still ongoing. The Houthis is supported by Iran, while the Arab countries support the government. (Photo: Sinar Goro Belawan, Translator: Filmon Warouw, Editor: Gusti Andry)