SINGAPORE, NNC - The Indonesian government fully supports the peace of two countries in Korea. This was stated by Indonesia President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo at a speech during the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore on Wednesday (11/14).
President Joko Widodo welcomed the development of the peace process on the Korean Peninsula. At the ASEAN-South Korea Summit, President Jokowi mentioned the strong determination shown by the South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, to seek peace highly appreciated by the world and bear fruit.
The Head of State said that President Moon's determination seemed to be one of the hopes in the midst of much uncertainty that was sweeping the world today.
"In the midst of much uncertainty, there are some hopes. Among other things are hopes for the realization of a safe and stable Korean Peninsula. The new hope will not occur if there is no strong determination by President Moon to seek peace," said Joko Widodo at Suntec Convention Center, Singapore.
He stressed, Indonesia is a country that is not only good friends with South Korea, but also has bilateral relations with North Korea for more than 50 years, fully supporting hard work and peace efforts carried out on the Korean Peninsula.
"Indonesia fully supports this peace process. This message of support has been delivered consistently, among others, during my meetings with the South Korean PM and the North Korean Special Envoy ahead of the opening of the August 18 Asian Games," the President said.
However, it must be acknowledged that this effort has not ended. Both countries still need time and a long way to truly create peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
Furthermore, the Head of State, as emphasized by the President, will remain committed to supporting and contributing to peace efforts on the Korean Peninsula. Specifically, President Joko Widodo submitted a proposal to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the 30th anniversary of ASEAN and South Korea cooperation which will take place in 2019, if all positive developments continue to occur.
"Hopefully with this meeting North Korea's commitment will be stronger to take steps towards a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. In the future, God willing, we will see ASEAN and the two Koreas as important pillars of regional peace and partnership for stability, security and shared prosperity "he closed, quoting the statement conveyed by the Deputy of Protocol, Press and Media of the Presidential Secretariat, Bey Machmudin.