Foreign Minister of the Republic
of Indonesia strongly condemns the bomb attack that occurred in the city of
Sana'a, Yemen on 20 April 2015 at10.45 local time. The attack has resulted in
injury of several Indonesian diplomats and destructed the embassy’s building as well as all vehicles belonging to the embassy that were in the area.
The first information received
from Sana'a says the attack was aimed at an ammunition depot located in the
region. Roads around the Embassy were badly damaged and many local civilians
who were around the area became victims.
The Indonesian government insists
that the bombing only shows evidence that the settlement of the problem through
violence can only result in casualties of innocent citizens. Indonesia repeated
that a peaceful solution through diplomacy and negotiation is the best way.
Indonesian government urged all
parties to immediately stop the violence. Indonesia also called for immediate
humanitarian pause so that civilians including foreign nationals can leave
Yemen, as well as for humanitarian aid for Yemen.
Indonesia also requested all
warring parties to respect the international rules and laws, especially
regarding the protection of civilians, including a variety of relevant UN
Embassy in Sana'a informed that
there are currently 17 people - consisting of Embassy’s staff, evacuation team
members from Jakarta and other currently displaced Indonesians. Foreign Ministry
has instructed the Embassy and the evacuation team in Sana'a to immediately
take the necessary steps to secure the safety of Indonesian citizens who are
Two diplomats and a citizen, who were
injured, received help and together with all other Indonesians they have been
evacuated to Ambassador’s Residency in Sana'a to strive towards Hudaidah soon.
Since the intensification of
evacuation in December 2014, the Government has managed to evacuate as many as
1981 Indonesian citizens out of Yemen. Until now 1973 of them has already arrived
to Indonesia. At this time, part of the evacuation team from Jakarta still
operates in some regions of Yemen.