PRESS RELEASE: INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER URGES PEACE IN THE SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

?Relating to recent developments in the Southern part of the Philippines, particularly the armed conflict in Zamboanga City, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa  expressed the concern of the Government of Indonesia.

 

“As neighbors and as facilitator of the achievement of the Final Peace Agreement in 1996 between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front, Indonesia urges all parties concerned to exercise restraint and ensure the safety and security of civilians” said the Indonesian Foreign Minister.

 

“Peaceful solution is the only option that should be taken by both parties”, said the Indonesian Foreign Minister.

 

“Indonesia stressed that efforts to find a peaceful solution is expected to remain based on the agreements reached by both parties as set forth in Final Peace Agreement.  The 1996 Final Peace Agreement is a comprehensive agreement as the foundation for solving problems in the Southern Philippines for a just, comprehensive and sustainable peace” said the Indonesian Foreign Minister.

 

“The Government of Indonesia is always ready, at the request of stakeholders, to contribute appropriately to the restoration of conditions in the Southern part of the Philippines,” said the Indonesian Foreign Minister closing his statement.

 

Jakarta, 13 September 2013