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Jakarta Post

Indonesia aims to increase role at UN


    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 15, 2016   /  02:25 pm
Indonesia aims to increase role at UN Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. (Tempo/-)

Indonesia vows to increase its role and cooperation at the United Nations through multilateral principles in handling global issues, says the new Indonesian ambassador to the UN.

Newly appointed Indonesian Ambassador to the UN Dian Triansyah Djani gave his credentials to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, in a meeting on Tuesday at the organization's headquarters in New York, US.

"Indonesia will increase its active participation and its leadership role," he said as reported by Antara news agency.

Indonesia also aims to push forward with its multilateral approach to handling global issues, especially those that directly affected its national interest, ambassador Djani expressed in the meeting.

Djani emphasized Indonesia's commitment to increase cooperation with the UN and specifically to assert Indonesia's vision to increase its role in UN peacekeeping missions.

He also reiterated Indonesia's aspirations to be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period of 2019-2020, as well as the government's commitment to successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Additionally, Indonesia would continue to push for the independence of Palestine, the upholding of human rights in all parts of the world and the development of international cooperation, including maritime cooperation, Djani said.

While welcoming the ambassador, Ban Ki-moon conveyed appreciation on Indonesia's role at the UN, especially highlighting the country's achievement as the 10th largest contributor to the UN Peacekeeping Forces.

He also commended Indonesia's leadership role on issues of climate change, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and humanitarian issues.

The Secretary General hoped that Indonesia would continue its leadership at the UN. (liz/rin)


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