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I want there is House of Indonesia in Palestine

"I was appointed as Indonesia's honorary consul for Palestine, include the West Bank and Gaza," said Maha Abu Shusha.

13 Oktober 2016 09:55

In March this year became a historical moment, not only for Indonesia but also for Palestine, especially Maha Abu Shusha. On March 13, 2016, Indonesia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi inaugurated Maha Abu Shusha as the first Indonesian Honorary Consul for Palestine, based in Ramallah, West Bank.

Unfortunately, the inauguration forcely committed in the Emabassy of Indonesia in Amman, Jordan, not in Ramallah as it was planned. Because Irali authorities have refused to allow Retno enter the West Bank through King Husain Bridge.

She looked happily when asked about her appoinment as the first Indonesian Honorary Consul for Palestine, in an exclusive interview with Faisal Assegaf from Albalad.co, prior to a last night dinner with more than a hundred of businessmen from Jordan and Palestine hosted by the Ambassador of Indonesia for Jordan Teguh Wardoyo at Bandar Jakarta restaurant in Ancol, north Jakarta.

Excerpts:

How do you feel for being an Indonesia's first honorary consul for Palestine?  

I am very please with that appoinment and I am also being honored to represent the goverment and the people of Indonesia in Palestine. I will work through efforts to strengthen and enhance the relationship and friendship between Indonesia and Palestine.

How would you aim that goal because Palestine still under the occupation of Israel?

I know the fact that we are still occupied by the Israeli but the two nations can cooperate in trade and economic sectors, include tourism. I know pilgrims and tourists from Indonesia increasely come to Palestine.

I wish we can have House of Indonesia in Palestine as a house for Indonesians who come to Palestine.

Do you get obstacles from the Israeli government for that position?

No, I still can do my job as a honorary consul for Palestine to do the best to strengthen cooperation and relations in economic, sosial, and cultural between Indonesia and Palestine.   

There are 42 businessmen from Palestine coming to Trade Expo Indonesia. What do you expect?

I do not want to expect very high. But I believe businessmen from the two countries can cooperate. I know Indonesian businessmen can enter and exit Palestine freely and they can get permission from Israel.

Some critics said your appoinment only for the West Bank not for Gaza?

There is no mention about that. I was appointed as Indonesia's honorary consul for Palestine, include the West Bank and Gaza.

Dr Shaza al-Mahdi, a Sudanese political activist who lives in the US. (Dr Shazad al-Mahdi for Albalad.co)

Sudan may turn into civil war if Al-Bashir takes the agressive route

"Al-Bashir can not even provide meals for the thousands revolutionists in his detentions," said Dr Shaza. "For the first time in history, they are asking families to bring food to the prisoners." .

Khalid Umar, the Secretary General of the Sudanese Congress Party, during a demonstration in Khartoum, Sudan. (Khalid Umar for Albalad.co)

This revolution driven by the demands of the Sudanese people

"It is always the right time to claim your freedom and dignity," said one of the leader of the opposition group.

Sheikh Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Humanitarian Fund INSANIA Qatar. (Faisal Assegaf/Albalad.co)

We have provided hundreds of million dollars for humanitarian in Indonesia

INSANIA will build many schools in Indonesia every year.

Marzuq Mashaan al-Utaibi has just launched a revolution against Al Saud regime in Saudi Arabia by establishing the national Mobilization Movement. (Albalad.co)

We will remove Al Saud regime

"We are considering few months to a year to achieve this goal," said Marzuq.





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