Indonesia urges UN Stop the War in Libya

The Indonesian government called on the United Nations (UN) and the international community to immediately end the war in Libya with a ceasefire and seek a peaceful solution.

Indonesia also offered to send troops if the UN peace mission to Libya. "The need for immediate ceasefire. That mandate of Resolution 1973. Elemen both equally important in the resolution was immediately sought a political solution to end the conflict could actually terminated. Through this pulpit Indonesia called on the UN and world community at large for two important elements that together we can make happen, "said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) during a press conference at the Presidential Office yesterday.

The president said that although peacekeeping mission that does not explicitly stipulated in Resolution No. 1973, the mission was important to do when a ceasefire has been reached. If the UN will indeed run a peacekeeping mission, Indonesia ready to send troops. For the record, Indonesia is active in peacekeeping missions since 1957.

Until now, Indonesia has been involved in 24 peace missions under the UN flag. "While a ceasefire has been done, then it must be supervised and monitored, there should be supervision and no monitoring. In interstate conflict that occurred in many countries, often we see that oversees the ceasefire is peace keeping mission under the UN, "he said.


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