President Joko Widodo Again Raised The Issue Of The Israel - Hamas Conflict At The Special ASEAN

President Joko Widodo Again Raised The Issue Of The Israel – Hamas Conflict At The Special ASEAN

President Joko Widodo again raised the issue of the Israel – Hamas conflict at the special ASEAN – Australia Summit, in Melbourne, from 4 to 6 March 2024. According to foreign minister Retno Marsudi at the summit, Jokowi called for solidarity with Palestine. And ending the genocide in the Gaza Strip. Retno also explained that Jokowi emphasized the importance of a ceasefire, and invited him to continue providing support to UNRWA.

Apart from that, Jokowi also emphasized the importance of a two state solution. The third thing that the president emphasized in the second session was the importance of solidarity with Palestine, and the call to stop the genocide in Gaza. Here the president again emphasized the importance of the ceasefire and invited him to continue to provide support to UNRWA and the importance of a two-state solution.

At the end of the summit session, the leaders of Southeast Asian countries and Australia finally agreed to call for a humanitarian pause in the Gaza Strip. Even so, ASEAN countries and Australia still disagree on whether the joint statement should include a call for a total ceasefire or just a temporary humanitarian pause in Gaza. The war between Israel and Hamas is still ongoing in Gaza, Palestine. The conflict between the two has heated up again since October 7 2023. The latest news is that negotiations with Hamas regarding a ceasefire have reportedly failed to achieve a breakthrough. According to Al-Jazeerah’s report on March 5 2024, the last round of negotiations in Cairo, Egypt, ended and stopped, and it was unclear what would happen.