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Indonesia sends the second batch of humanitarian aid to Gaza


On Monday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo sent the second batch of humanitarian aid weighing 21 tons intended for the besieged Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

Widodo said, during the ceremony of sending aid at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base in Jakarta, according to the Indonesian “Antara” news agency: “Praise be to God, today we will send another batch of aid weighing 21 tons to our brothers and sisters in Gaza.” He added: “US President Joe Biden “He did not explicitly respond to Indonesia’s call for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.”

The two leaders held a meeting at the White House on the 13th of this month, before their participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco, California. The Indonesian president said: “On these two occasions, I directly emphasized the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire.” To end the atrocities occurring in Gaza.

Although Biden did not respond directly to the recommendations he made, Joko expressed optimism that the US President would take the recommendations into account when formulating policies to respond to Palestinian-Israeli issues.

It is noteworthy that Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zaid, the official spokesman and Director of the Public Diplomacy Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that Sameh Shukri, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine and Indonesia, and the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, met on November 20, in the Chinese capital, Beijing, with all From Han Zheng, Vice President of China, and Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs. These meetings come as the first stop on the tour of the ministerial committee formed in accordance with the decision of the recent Arab-Islamic summit, with the aim of working to stop the war in the Gaza Strip.

Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zaid stated that the foreign ministers and members of the committee were keen during the meeting to convey the unified and collective position of the Arab and Islamic countries, members of the League of Arab States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, towards the inevitability of achieving an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Gaza.

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