Indonesian President Asks Biden to Help End Atrocities in Gaza

Tue Nov 14 2023
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WASHINGTON: President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has urged US President Joe Biden to do more to end ongoing brutalities in Gaza and help bring about a ceasefire, Western media reported on Monday.

During a visit to the White House, Widodo, said Indonesia appeals to the US to do more to stop the atrocities in Gaza.

He went on to say that ceasefire should come in place for the sake of humanity.

The Indonesian president earlier said that he would bring Biden a very strong message from a joint summit of Arab and Muslim leaders in Riyadh at the weekend that denounced Israel and called for a ceasefire.

Widodo went on to say that he would also give a special message from President Mahmoud Abbas, who asked him to convey it to President Biden about the war in Gaza.

Last week Indonesia denied an accusation by Israel that an Indonesia hospital in Gaza has a network of Hamas tunnels.

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Indonesia and the United States have been working on a developing new comprehensive strategic partnership and highest level of diplomatic ties.

Indonesia, like many developing and emerging countries, has received massive Chinese investment and loans, particularly for infrastructure projects.

Biden is expected to meet China’s Xi on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the San Francisco on Wednesday. This would be their first interaction since the G20 met in the Indonesian island of Bali in November 2022.

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