Indonesia may serve as mediator for Russia Ukraine

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Jan 12, 2009
Indonesian scholars believe that as Indonesia holds the G20 presidency in 2022, the government may serve as an intermediary between Russia and Ukraine.

Teuku Rezasyah, International Relations expert at Padjadjaran University, assessed that there were several factors supporting Indonesia as a peace mediator between Russia and Ukraine.

He said that Indonesia has a neutral policy and prioritises dialogue in the context of international law, and the country has high credibility and a rising important role to play in maintaining world order and peace.

The scholar stated that solutions to crises proposed by Indonesia usually earns high consensus by the Non-Aligned Movement, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and peace-loving countries.

Similarly, international observer of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Achmad Ubaedillah said that Indonesia has an opportunity and responsibility to become a mediator between Russia and Ukraine. He suggested the Indonesian government take the initiative to offer and approach Russia and Ukraine.