President Releases Humanitarian Assistance for Earthquake Victims in Turkey and Syria

By : Nata Kesuma | Tuesday, February 21 2023 - 14:49 IWST

President Jokowi gives a speech at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, East Jakarta, Jakarta, Tuesday (21/02/2023). (Photo: Public Relations of Setkab/Rahmat)
President Jokowi gives a speech at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, East Jakarta, Jakarta, Tuesday (21/02/2023). (Photo: Public Relations of Setkab/Rahmat)

INDUSTRY.co.id - The Indonesian government has again sent humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. 

The assistance in the form of 140 tons of food and other logistical materials was handed over directly by the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, East Jakarta, Jakarta, Tuesday (21/02/2023).

"Humanitarian diplomacy is continuously carried out by our country, Indonesia. And this morning, we will send four planes to Turkey and to Syria containing 140 tons of food and other logistical materials that are very much needed there," said the President.

Previously, the President added, the Indonesian government had also sent a search and rescue team and a medical team, built a field hospital, and Hercules planes to assist in the initial evacuation of earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. 

"We hope that what we send will be able to help our brothers and sisters there," he concluded.

Accompanying the President included the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung.

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