MIKTA Foreign Ministers’ Joint Statement on the Terrorist Attacks in Surabaya

We, the Foreign Ministers of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia  (MIKTA), condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the atrocious terrorist attacks which targeted Sunday Mass congregations in three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia, killing and injuring innocent victims on 13 May 2018 as well as the subsequent attacks on 14 May 2018. 

We express our condolences and solidarity with the Indonesian government and people, as well as the victims and their families, and wish for a prompt recovery to the wounded.

We unequivocally condemn all acts, methods and practices of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, wherever and by whomsoever committed, as it constitutes one of the gravest threats to international peace and security.

We reaffirm that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization, or ethnic group. The continued and recent terrorist attacks across the world have shown the urgent need for increased international cooperation and solidarity in the fight against terrorism.

We remain united in combatting terrorism through increased collaboration among MIKTA countries and other global cooperation.