Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi's statement was read by the Director General of Multilateral Cooperation of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tri Tharyat, at the Peace Day Effort: Renewed Effort for Middle East Ministerial Meeting on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly Session in New York, United States, Monday , September 18, 2023.
"After three decades, the situation in Palestine has not yet achieved significant progress. On the contrary, the situation increasingly shows an escalation of violence. The prospect of a Two-State Solution is becoming increasingly far from reality," said the statement.
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Responding to this, the Director General of Multilateral expressed the hope that the Peace Day Effort initiative led by a number of Arab countries, namely Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, as well as the Arab League and European Union organizations could produce concrete contributions in realizing peace in Palestine and the region.
Today's meeting is the beginning of an initiative to prepare a peace incentive package to encourage both parties to revitalize the peace negotiation process which has been dormant for a long time.
The incentive package will be formed through three working groups in the fields of politics and security, economics and human development. The Working Group will be open to participation from all countries and is targeted to be formed in October 2024.
"Indonesia always plays an active role in developing capacity to prepare an independent Palestinian state," added the statement.
In recent years, Indonesia has provided training to more than 2000 Palestinians, in various fields including MSMEs, e-commerce and disaster management.