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Indonesia to send rescue volunteers to Japan

03-15-2011 20:24 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

JAKARTA, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia would soon send 15 more volunteers to Japan and planned to give other assistance in accordance with the request of Japan, as 99 Indonesians would arrive home from the catastrophe-hit country on Tuesday afternoon, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said here on Tuesday.

Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told a press conference after a meeting over catastrophe in Japan led by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that Indonesia would send blankets, container for clean waters and funds. "These would be the beginning of the aids," Natalegawa said at the State Palace.

The 15 volunteers would join with five other Indonesian volunteers sent to Japan on Saturday, he said. "Hopefully the 15 people would be deployed to Japan within two or three days. In the disaster situation, the aids must be sent within a day to give help," Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Mustapa Abubakar told reporters after the meeting at the State Palace.

However, Minister Natalegawa did not elaborate the amount of logistic and financial assistance to be given to Japan.

As many as 267 out of 496 Indonesian citizens living in the disaster-affected areas in Japan could not been confirmed whether they are alive or go missing, he said.

Indonesia had experienced help from international solidarity after the tsunami hit Aceh province in northern tip of Sumatra island along with countries bordered with Indian Ocean in December 2004.

In Indonesia along, the tsunami killed over 170,000 people and caused massive destruction of infrastructure.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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