Kuala Lumpur (UNA-OIC) – Malaysia on Wednesday handed over medical equipment and supplies to Indonesia to help the country fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah handed the supplies to Indonesia’s Ambassador to Malaysia Hermono, at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Subang Air Base, Selangor.
Saifuddin said the initiative was a testament to the strong and excellent relations between the two countries, pointing out that Malaysia and Indonesia would continue to collaborate closely in the fight against the pandemic.
“Although Malaysia is still facing the COVID-19 pandemic and the constraints that come with it, it does not stop us from helping according to our ability,” the foreign minister said.
Malaysia’s aid to Indonesia comprised of ISO tank containers with liquid oxygen, oxygen concentrators, therapeutic medicines and disposable medical items, which would be delivered by RMAF plane.
Today’s donation marked the first of several batches to be sent in stages to Indonesia, which was expected to be completed by the end of this month, Saifuddin said.
Meanwhile, Hermono said the Indonesian government and people greatly appreciated the assistance provided by the Malaysian government.
“This contribution means a lot to us. Although Malaysia is battling the COVID-19, they also think of their ‘brothers’ in Indonesia to help fight this pandemic, together,” he said.