Indonesia could play major role in creating peace in the Korean peninsula after the meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, especially after Indonesia has been elected a non permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.
"Whatever the result of the Trump-Kim summit meeting would certainly be discussed at the Security Council, and as a non permanent member of the Security Council Indonesia strengthen its diplomacy to create peace in the Korean peninsula," former diplomat Sugeng Rahardjo told Antara news agency in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Indonesia could play a more effective role especially as Indonesia has good relations with the United States, North Korea as well as South Korea, Sugeng said.
He said Indonesia also could play a bigger role and show leadership in ASEAN to maintain peace that would contribute to the regional prosperity.
Indonesian relations with North Korea dates back to the era of President Soekarno, he said, adding the two countries also have maintained good trade cooperation though not very big in volume.
"We could use this momentum to promote trade with both North and South Korea even with the United States," the former Indonesian Ambassador to China and Mongolia said. (ANTARA)