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Jakarta Post

Diplomacy: Peace, like war, must be waged: FM

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, October 3 2011   /  08:00 am
Marty Natalegawa (JP)

Marty Natalegawa (JP)Discounting all the commotion surrounding Palestine’s application for full UN membership, representatives of nations gathered in New York last week and discussed other pressing issues confronting the world today, with each proposing their own solutions to the problems. To gain insight into the debates and to understand what lies ahead for Indonesia and the international community, The Jakarta Post’s Andi Haswidi spoke with Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa. Below are excerpts from the interview:

Question: What was learned and how was progress achieved at the UN’s 66th General Assembly?

Answer: Throughout the course of the statements made by heads of state and other leaders, we have a list of the world’s ills and threats. But what is often missing is how those very same threats can be opportunities; it just depends on how you approach the issue, ...