Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2018 will increase to garner support from the United Nations member countries, to be elected as UN Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent member of 2019-2020 period. Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman Armanatha Nasir, after the ministerial press conference which took place at the Nusantara Building of Foreign Affairs Ministry in Jakarta, on Tuesday (9/1), stated that by becoming a non-permanent member of the UNSC in 2019-2020 period, Indonesia has greater opportunities to give ideas and contributions in maintaining world peace. Meanwhile, Indonesia's big agenda if elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council period 2019-2020 will be focused on peace, security and prosperity.
"We need to take certain steps, if there is any problem related to security in various parts of the world. Indonesia will be more calculated. It meas that we can convey more easily our views. In essence our contribution will be greater in maintaining peace and stability," Armanatha Nasir said.
Meanwhile, the annual ministerial press conference 2018 also highlighted achievements, obtained by Indonesia throughout 2017. In humanitarian sector, Indonesia is a country that supports the Palestinian independence and the UN Security Council resolution that rejects the US Presidents decision, who claimed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, late December 2017. Then in the protection sector of Indonesian citizens at least throughout 2017, the government has handled 9,894 cases with 14 cases managed to free Indonesian citizens from the death penalty abroad, and paid for 120 billion rupiahs of migrant workers' rights by employers abroad// (Retno.trs.Rezha)