Indonesia, US Agree to Cooperate on Medical Equipment Supply
Date 25 April 2020
Following a phone call between Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and US President Donald Trump, Indonesia and the US have agreed to embark on a cooperation to address lack of medical equipment amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Both nations are fully aware that medical equipment such as ventilators, PPEs, and face masks for health professionals are a rare commodity amid the pandemic.
President Trump said that the US Government has agreed to send US-produced ventilators once it is ready and the cooperation will be followed up by each country’s respective teams.
During the phone call, the two leaders also discussed several issues on COVID-19 handling and agreed to strengthen economic cooperation and trade to help restore the global economy.
“Indonesia is an important country for the US. We should maintain this cooperation,” President Trump said.
The two leaders also expressed condolences for the victims of COVID-19 outbreak in both countries. (BPMI/EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas