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Jakarta Post

Indonesia joins global call for ceasefire amid report on 'deteriorated peacefulness'

  • Made Anthony Iswara
    Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 22, 2020   /  03:40 pm
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A helmet and tje flak jackets of South Africa's 1 Parachute Battalion of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission are arranged on Feb. 14, 2008, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.(UN Photo/Marie Frechon)

Indonesia has joined the global peace movement, calling for a ceasefire in all conflict areas around the world in light of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, while experts urge more initiatives to bolster peacekeeping efforts. The Foreign Ministry’s multilateral affairs director general, Febrian Alphyanto Ruddyard, said that the government supported the United Nation’s call to halt all conflicts and impose a ceasefire so nations can focus on their COVID-19 responses. “Indonesia wants to ensure that the peacekeeping efforts we have made together with various countries will not erode as a result of the pandemic, [since this] could potentially spark new conflicts or exacerbate existing ones,” Febrian said on Monday. Febian's statement underline Indonesia’s stance on maintaining global peace, following its peacekeeping focus during its...