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Jul 25, 2013
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Exclusive: Biden expected to meet with Indonesia president as soon as Monday -source​

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to meet with Indonesian President Joko Widodo as soon as Monday at the White House, a source familiar said on Tuesday.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Reporting by Trevor Hunnicut; writing by Paul Grant

Of course Palestinian issues will be one of the main issues being discussed. Indonesia will push cease fire among Hamas and Israel. Indonesia will also likely to support humanitarian cease fire to create open and saved corridor for civilians, particularly women and kids to be able to leave the conflict zone. This is likely the most realistic option at the table at the moment. Hope this will be successful.
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Indonesia try to send 3 Hospital Ships to waters near Gaza, this is Israel controlled areas, but by approaching USA maybe it can be successful

Jokowi will attend OIC meeting first on 12 November in Saudi Arabia before meeting Joe Biden on 13 November in Washington DC, USA.
Jokowi will attend OIC meeting first on 12 November in Saudi Arabia before meeting Joe Biden on 13 November in Washington DC, USA.

OIC Holds an Extraordinary Islamic Summit to Discuss the Israeli Aggression against the Palestinian people​

Date: 06/11/2023

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an extraordinary Islamic summit at the invitation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in its capacity as Chair of the current Islamic Summit, on Sunday, 28 Rabi’ul Thani 1445, corresponding to 12 November 2023, in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in order to discuss the brutal Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.


Jokowi to convey Indonesia's position on Gaza to Biden​

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Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will convey Indonesia's position on the current situation in the Gaza Strip when he meets President of the United States, Joe Biden, in Washington, D.C., on November 13.

"President Jokowi will convey Indonesia's position on the situation in Gaza to President Joe Biden," spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lalu Muhamad Iqbal stated through a text message on Thursday.

The bilateral meeting between Jokowi and Biden will take place after Jokowi attends an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 11-12, 2023.

The summit is held to respond to the conflict between Israel and the Hamas group of Palestine in Gaza as well as the humanitarian impacts that it causes.

According to Iqbal, the summit will focus on discussing the latest developments in the situation in Gaza and consolidating joint efforts of OIC member states to end Israel's atrocities in Gaza.

"Because the bilateral meeting will take place right after the OIC summit, it is certain that President Jokowi will also convey the results of the summit to President Joe Biden," he remarked.

Related news: Biden invites Jokowi to Washington this November

The US is an ally and supporter of Israel. Thus, Washington's position is deemed influential in the conflict in Gaza, where, over the past month, more than 10 thousand people, including children and women, have been killed.

On several occasions, President Jokowi expressed his condemnation of the violence and attacks that resulted in civilian casualties in Gaza.

Indonesia has also continued to call for a humanitarian ceasefire to allow the entry of aid for victims in the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Currently, six Indonesians are still in Gaza, three of whom are from the Muhammad Husein family that awaits evacuation.

Meanwhile, three other Indonesians are volunteers at the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza. The three decided to stay and refused to be evacuated, as they wanted to continue their humanitarian duty in Gaza.


Next aid for Palestine to be sent three weeks later​

4th November 2023

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The second batch of Indonesian humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, worth approximately US$2 billion, will be sent in the next three weeks, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated in Jakarta on Saturday.

"There will be a second batch (of aid), comprising medical equipment for hospitals, worth around US$2 billion," he remarked after accompanying President Joko Widodo during the sending off ceremony of the first batch of humanitarian aid at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base, Jakarta.

On Saturday, the Ministry of Health participated in the distribution of the first batch of the aid by donating medical equipment, medicines, and water purifiers, weighing seven tons in total.

The ministry's donation is being delivered along with other forms of aid from the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) as well as Indonesian people that submitted their donation through various channels, such as the National Alms Agency (Baznas), Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), Dompet Dhuafa, and kitabisa.com.

"We donated as much as seven tons of aid, which includes water purifiers that do not require electricity to operate. This is because the people in Gaza are experiencing shortages in water and have been cut off from electricity supply," Sadikin noted.

Related news: Humanitarian aid distribution to Gaza in two batches: Deputy Minister

In addition to water purifiers, the Health Ministry donated medicines and medical consumables, such as alcohol and gauze, at the request of health workers in the besieged Gaza Strip, he remarked.

President Joko Widodo personally chaired the sending off ceremony of the first batch of the Indonesian humanitarian aid at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base.

"This is a manifestation of Indonesian solidarity. The nation cares about humanity because the humanitarian tragedy happening in Gaza is unacceptable and must be ended immediately," he stated.

Apart from Minister Sadikin, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi and Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto also accompanied the president during the activity.

Commander of the TNI Admiral Yudo Margono, Air Force Chief of Staff Marshall Fadjar Prasetyo, Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Muhammad Ali, and Army Chief of Staff General Agus Subiyanto were also in attendance.

Palestine Representative in Indonesia comes from Fatah. That is the faction that clearly Indonesian government support. While the other faction Hamas just made repeated stupid and foolish actions all the time that makes Palestine independence movement goes to serious setback.


US ambassador comment on Joko Widodo visit to White House this November and about Jokowi's strong support on Palestinian cause and his condemnation on Israel indiscriminate bombings on Gaza strip.


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Alhamdulillah, arrived safely in USA


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