Indonesia’s Humanitarian Assistance Arrives in Türkiye

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 22 Februari 2023
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Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs Muhadjir Effendy delivers his press statement upon his arrival at Adana airport in Türkiye (02/22). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat)

Humanitarian assistance sent by the Indonesian Government for quake victims in Türkiye Wednesday (02/22) arrived at Adana Şakirpaşa airport in Türkiye.

Alhamdullilah, on midnight at 00.00 local time, as representative of the Indonesian Government, I, accompanied by Head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), was appointed by President Joko Widodo to visit and to hand over the third batch of assistance for quake victims in Türkiye,” Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs Muhadjir Effendy said in his statement.

On that occasion, the Minister also extended his deepest condolences to the government and the people of Türkiye, especially to the quake victims.

Muhadjir also said that Indonesia will continue to send off humanitarian assistance, including search and rescue team, medical team, as well as logistic aid.

He went on to say that Indonesia and Türkiye are currently discussing further measures for post-quake rehabilitation and reconstruction.

“After the emergency status ends, there will be rehabilitation and reconstruction stage. It is possible that we will be involved in the stage. We also would like to share our experiences in managing the stage like we have done in Indonesia,” Muhadjir added.

The Minister also expressed hope that all victims can immediately be found, the Government of Türkiye can rebuild, and the people of Türkiye can be stronger.

Furthermore, Member of the Turkish Foreign Policy Advisory Board Murat Salim Esenli as representative of the Government of Türkiye warmly welcomed the assistance sent by the Indonesian Government.

“Since the dramatic quake struck hit us, Indonesia showed strong solidarity to us. And the visit [of the Coordinating Minister as Government’s representative] reflects the close relationship between Indonesia and Türkiye. A friend in need is a friend indeed,” he remarked. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (AP/EP)

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