Expressing deep sympathies for tsunami-hit Indonesia at the UNGA, Indian FM Sushma Swaraj assured providing help to Indonesians affected by earthquake and floods.
On Friday, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Sulawesi island of Indonesia, triggering a massive tsunami that has victimised thousands of people in Indonesia. The country’s national disaster authorities have put the death toll to 384 just from the coastal city of Palu. While addressing the General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly at New York on Saturday, Indian Foreign Affairs Minister expressed deep sympathies to the people and government of Indonesia.
Swaraj said, “This morning we received very unfortunate news. Indonesia has been hit by a quake and a tsunami. On behalf of India, I, from this stage, express deep sympathies to the people and government of Indonesia. India also offered help to the tsunami-hit country and promised aiding for tsunami relief operations in the disaster-ridden south eastern Asian nation of Indonesia. Meanwhile, the government of Indonesia has warned that the number of victims might increase as the rescue and search operations progress.