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President Jokowi Says Indonesia Set Four Priorities as UN Security Council Member

President Joko Widodo

BOGOR, NNC - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said Indonesia has set four priorities following its return to become the fourth UN Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent member in the period of 2019-2020.

"We want to strengthen the ecosystem of peace and stability of the world by strengthening the culture of peaceful conflict resolution," President said during a press conference at the Bogor Palace on Tuesday (6/12/2018).

Secondly, the Head of State continued, Indonesia wants to strengthen the synergy between regional organizations with the UN Security Council.

Third, said Jokowi, Indonesia wants to improve a comprehensive approach in dealing with transnational crime, including terrorism.

"And we want to synergize efforts to create peace with the achievement of development agenda of 2030," said President.

The head of state also advised specifically to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi to give priority to the issue of Palestine.

"The issue of Palestine will be Indonesia's priority in the UN Security Council," he said.

The President also requested the Foreign Minister in the next six months to prepare well for Indonesia sitting on the UN Security Council, starting from January 1, 2019, to come.

"This world's trust is the responsibility we have to properly execute," the President said, as quoted by Antara.