Government of Indonesia Committed to Help Overcome Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, September 04 2017 - 14:00 IWST

Presiden Jokowi saat menyampaikan pernyataan pers di Istana Merdeka, Jakarta, Foto: Humas/Nia)
Presiden Jokowi saat menyampaikan pernyataan pers di Istana Merdeka, Jakarta, Foto: Humas/Nia) - Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) regrets violent action in Rakhine State, Myanmar. The President considers that a real action is not just a statement of criticism in overcoming the violence that befell the Rohingyas.

"The government is committed to continue to help overcome the humanitarian crisis, synergize with the power of civil society in Indonesia, as well as the international community," said President Jokowi in a press statement at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Sunday (3/9/2017) night.

According to the President, he has appointed Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi to establish intensive communication with various parties, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and Special Advisory Committee for Rakhine State Kofi Annan.

As for handling the humanitarian and conflict aspects, according to the President, the government has sent food and medical aid, this in January and February as many as 10 containers.

Furthermore, the President said that the government has also built a school in Rakhine State and also will soon build a hospital that will begin in October will come at Rakhine State.

"Indonesia also has accommodated the refugees and provide the best assistance," continued President Jokowi.

He added that he also commissioned the Foreign Minister to fly to Dhaka, Bangladesh, in order to prepare humanitarian aid needed by refugees residing in Bangladesh. It is expected this week, the President continued, the government will send more food and medicine aid.

"Once again, violence, this humanitarian crisis must be stopped immediately," said President Jokowi.

Accompanying the President during the press release, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Minister of State Secretary (Minister of State Secretariat) Pratikno, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (Wamenlu) A.M. Fachir.

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