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Minggu 22 Oktober 2017, 18:33 WIB

Kedubes AS: Kami Terus Berupaya Agar Panglima TNI Bisa ke Washington

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Kedubes AS: Kami Terus Berupaya Agar Panglima TNI Bisa ke Washington Panglima TNI Jenderal Gatot/Foto: Cici/detikcom
Jakarta - Kedubes AS untuk Indonesia memberikan penjelasan mengenai penolakan terhadap Panglima TNI Jenderal Gatot Nurmantyo dan delegasi. Mereka mengaku akan tetap memfasilitasi Gatot ke Negeri Paman Sam.

"Joseph Dunford, pemimpin staf gabungan mengundang Panglima Jenderal Gatot Nurmantyo ke acara Chiefs of Defense Conference on Countering Violent Extremism pada October 23-24 di Washington, D.C. Perjalanan Gatot tidak bisa dilakukan sebagaimana direncanakan," kata Kedubes AS dalam pernyataanya, Minggu (22/10/2017).

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Staf Kedubes akan tetap berkomunikasi terus dengan staf Gatot. Pihak Kedubes AS mengklaim akan tetap berupaya agar Gatot bisa ke AS untuk menghadiri acara tersebut di atas.

"Kedubes AS telah dan akan tetap mempersiapkan perjalanan Jenderal ke Amerika Serikat. Kami tetap berkomitmen dengan kemitraan strategis dengan Indonesia," kata Kedubes AS.

Ini penjelasan lengkap Kedubes AS pada Minggu sore:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford invited Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces General Gatot Nurmantyo to attend a Chiefs of Defense Conference on Countering Violent Extremism being held October 23-24 in Washington, D.C. General Gatot was unable to travel as planned.

The Embassy was in touch with the General's staff about this matter throughout the weekend, working to facilitate his travel. U.S. Ambassador Joseph Donovan has apologized to Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi for any inconvenience to General Gatot.

The U.S. Embassy was, and remains, prepared to facilitate the General's travel to the United States. We remain committed to our Strategic Partnership with Indonesia as a way to deliver security and prosperity to both our nations and peoples.
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