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Indonesian president to attend Islamic leaders' summit on Jerusalem: minister

Xinhua,December 07, 2017 Adjust font size:

JAKARTA, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo is scheduled to attend the extraordinary leaders' summit of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) over the issue of Jerusalem, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said here on Thursday.

"The OIC was scheduled to hold a summit on Dec. 13. Indonesian president has expressed his clear statement. By God's willing the president would be there," the minister said during the 10th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) held in a western Jakarta convention center.

The minister said she had coordinated with her counterparts in OIC member countries, adding that all of them rejected the recognition of U.S. President Donald Trump over Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The upcoming summit scheduled in Istanbul would reaffirm the stance of OIC countries over the recent development in Jerusalem and steps that would be taken by OIC to respond to Trump's action.

Washington recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday, and planned to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Widodo has condemned the U.S. plan to do so as it would further create instability in the Middle East.

Indonesia is a relentless supporter to Palestine, repeatedly called for the two-state solution that allows the two states of Palestine and Israel to live together side by side in peace and harmony, Marsudi said. Enditem