ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – Defense ministers throughout ASEAN, except Myanmar, at the 17th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) in Jakarta declared a joint stance so that all violence in Gaza ends immediately.
Even though this joint attitude was not included in the results of the meeting, namely the Jakarta Joint Declaration, it was still conveyed in the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Chairman’s Statement which was broadcast in Jakarta, Thursday.
From the 17th meeting of ASEAN defense ministers (ADMM) in Jakarta, Thursday, November 16 2023, the defense ministers demanded that the United Nations (UN) and the UN Security Council act immediately to prevent violence in Gaza from spreading and prevent a humanitarian disaster from becoming worse.
This meeting also emphasized the importance of world countries’ commitment to upholding international law and protecting civilians.
On the same occasion, the 17th ADMM also called for a safe route to Gaza to send humanitarian aid.
This meeting supports the proposed two-state solution based on pre-1967 territorial boundaries which is in line with international law and UN Security Council resolutions.
At the 17th meeting of ASEAN defense ministers in Jakarta, Wednesday (15/11), Prabowo touched on Gaza in his speech.
“We consider it our moral obligation to act like this, and we encourage all countries to take the same stance to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people who have been displaced from their homes for a long time. The crisis occurring in other parts of the world also reminds us how important it is for ASEAN must remain united and alert,” said Minister of Defense Prabowo in his remarks at the opening ceremony of the 17th ADMM in Jakarta, Wednesday.
At the meeting, delegations from all ASEAN member countries attended, except from Myanmar. Timor Leste also sent a delegation to the meeting as an observer.
ASEAN member defense ministers who attended the 17th ADMM in Jakarta, namely the Minister of Defense of Cambodia/Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia General Tea Seiha, Minister of Defense of Laos/Deputy PM of Laos General Chansamone Chanyalath, Minister of Defense of Singapore Ng Eng Hen, Minister of Defense of the Philippines Gilberto C. Teodoro, Jr., Minister of Defense of Malaysia Dato Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan, Minister of Defense of Thailand Sutin Klangsang, Minister of Defense of Vietnam General Phan Van Giang, and Minister of Defense II Brunei Darussalam Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Ret) Dato Paduka Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof series.
Meanwhile, Timor Leste, whose status is still observer in the 17th ADMM, was represented by the Minister of Defense, Prof. Donaciano Do Rosario Da Costa Gomes. (AT Network)
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