Ma’ruf Amin, Joseph Donovan discuss ways to maintain global peace

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin received an honorary visit from the United States Ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph Donovan Jr., at the Vice President's Office, here on Friday.

Their discussion covered a range of matters related to bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the US, including endeavors to maintain global peace.

"We generally spoke of the importance of peace and working together. We did not mention specifically (anything pertaining to the US-Iran conflict)," Donovan Jr. stated.

During the meeting, Donovan Jr. also bid farewell to Vice President Ma'ruf Amin for completing his tenure as head of the United States' representative in Indonesia for three years.

Donovan Jr spoke of their discussion being quite fruitful, especially while deliberating on the achievements of the Indonesia-United States cooperation. Ma'ruf and Donovan also concurred on improving bilateral relations between both nations in future.

"We have held a sound discussion on the US-Indonesia relations, and of course, we are optimistic of better cooperation in future," he noted.

Earlier, Vice President Amin had stated on behalf of the Indonesian government that he was optimistic of the conflict between the United States and Iran not worsening since it can have an impact on the global political and economic conditions.

He is upbeat about both and related parties finding a peaceful solution to the conflict, so that there is no war.

"If the war occurs, this will be disadvantageous to the world. The economy is impacted and can also give rise to bloc politics. That is very dangerous," he noted.

Indonesia, along with countries that are members of the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, continue to encourage various parties involved in the conflict to refrain.

"We (Indonesia) want peace. Hence, what must be sought is to find a peaceful solution, so that there is no war. Indonesia, along with peace-loving countries, including the OIC in the Middle East and through the United Nations, are striving to prevent a war," he pointed out.

Source: Antara News

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