ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) released the second phase of humanitarian aid for the Palestinian community in Gaza. The aid sent was in the form of medicines, hospital equipment and other necessities.
“Thank God, again today we will send aid to our brothers and sisters in Gaza in two planes, which will be transported in the amount of 21 tons, this is in the form of medicines, then hospital equipment, food and other necessities according to need. people in Gaza,” said President Jokowi.
President Jokowi said that this assistance did not only come from the government but also the private sector and a number of humanitarian organizations.
“This assistance comes from the government budget of IDR 31.9 billion and also comes from companies, from the community, including PT Paragon Teknologi Innovation, then the Indonesian Humanitarian Alliance, Kitabisa, Baznas, WeCare, and others,” he explained.
Like the first stage, this aid will be sent via El Arish Airport, Egypt.
“Just like the first aid, the plane will later go to El Arish in Egypt, then it will then be distributed to Gaza,” said the President.
On that occasion, President Jokowi also emphasized that Indonesia would also continue to provide political support for Palestine.
“In addition to humanitarian assistance, Indonesia will also continue to provide political support for Palestine,” he said.
President Jokowi revealed that currently Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi as one of the special envoys of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is coordinating with a number of countries to gather support so that the atrocities in Gaza can be stopped.
He hopes that a ceasefire can be implemented soon so that humanitarian aid can enter Gaza properly.
“Once again, I emphasize that Indonesia will continue to support the struggle of the Palestinian people,” he concluded.
Results of Meeting with Biden
On that occasion, President Jokowi also revealed a number of things that were discussed in his meeting with United States President Joe Biden some time ago.
According to the President, the meeting which took place at the White House, Washington DC and the APEC Summit in San Francisco discussed the conflict in Gaza.
“I conveyed directly the importance of atrocities in Gaza being stopped, a ceasefire being implemented immediately, and the war being stopped immediately, and humanitarian aid having to be made easier to enter Gaza,” said President Jokowi.
However, President Jokowi said that President Biden did not respond to a number of demands made by Indonesia. However, President Jokowi assessed that this pressure would be used as input by President Biden.
“I think from what we convey, I will make sure it is recorded, it becomes a record,” said President Jokowi. (AT Network)
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