Indonesia has “strongly rejected” the United States’ recent recognition of the disputed Golan Heights as Israeli territory, saying such a decision was “not conducive” to create peace and stability in the Middle East.
“Indonesia strongly rejects the recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. “Indonesia recognizes it as Syrian territory, which is currently occupied by Israel.”
Indonesia, the ministry said, had based its position on the United Nations Charter principles of national sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as previous UN resolutions, including the 1981 resolution that rendered Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights null and void and without international legal effect.
“Indonesia is urging the international community to continue respecting international law and the UN Charter in accordance with related [UN] resolutions in promoting the peace process in the Middle East,” the ministry added.
On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed a Golan proclamation at the White House and in front of visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, declaring that the Golan Heights belonged to Israel, AFP reported.