Mon, 31 Oct 1994

Israel-Jordan peace treaty acclaimed

JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia, as a newly elected member of the United Nations Security Council, gave its resounding support to the recently signed peace treaty between Jordan and Israel.

"Indonesia hopes that the treaty will be part of an overall solution to the Arab-Israeli issue," the foreign ministry announced on Saturday.

Indonesia, chairman of the 111-member Non-Aligned Movement, hopes that the treaty will encourage all sides to seek a comprehensive, peaceful and balanced solution to the problems still remaining.

Witnessed by United States President Bill Clinton, King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin signed the historic agreement on Wednesday which marked an end to 46- years of hostility.

In Saturday's announcement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Jakarta hopes that the treaty will lead further to the solution of the problems in the Middle East in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution No. 242/1967, Resolution No. 338/1973, and Resolution No. 425/1978. (mds)