Indonesia's FM to visit Norway, Kazakhstan

15:51, June 17, 2011      

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Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa will visit Norway and Kazakhstan for discussions on conflicts and human rights, an official said here on Friday.

Michael Tene, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry, told a press briefing that on June 20-22, Natalegawa will visit Norway's Oslo and visit Kazakhstan on June 28-30.

"In Oslo, aside of bilateral meeting with his Norwegian counterpart and opening a dialog between both countries that is conducted regularly about human rights, Natalegawa will be also a speaker at a forum in the city where many conflict experts meet, building network and exchanging ideas," said Tene. In Astana, he said, Nataegawa will attend a ministerial meeting on the 38th Islamic Organization Conference (OIC), an annual conference of 58 member states. "One of the most important agenda is a plan to establish a human right commission of IOC, including election of commissioners, " he said.

According to Tene, the plan of the forum establishment has been formulated since a few years ago.

"Hopefully, we could agree the establishment in the conference. This is a reflection of OIC member states' commitment to erecting human rights issues, both among member states and in international forum," he said.

He said that Indonesia keeps encouraging the issue as it is in line with our policy.

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