Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of
the Lao PDR, H.E. KhampaoErntahavanh, on 8 October 2018, have symbolically
handed over contribution of US$ 100.000 from the Government of Laos for the
victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi Province. The
symbolic contribution was handed over to the Ambassador of the Republic of
Indonesia to Lao PDR, H.E. PratitoSoeharyo.
In her remarks, the Deputy Foreign
Minister expressed deep sympathy and condolences from the Government and all
people of the Laos PDR for the natural disaster. This assistance is concrete
manifestation of the close relationship, friendship and solidarity from Laos to
"The Lao government has followed
closely the development of the situation of natural disasters in Indonesia
which occurred in recent times. We believe that Indonesia will soon be able to
overcome this difficult condition" said the Deputy Minister.
Ambassador PratitoSoeharyo expressed
his gratitude and appreciation for the sympathy and sincere support of the
Government and the people of Laos. "The assistance
to Indonesia given by Laos is a clear evidence of the close relations between
the two countries," he further said.
In this regards, the Indonesian
Embassy in Vientiane will coordinate with relevant ministries/ institutions in
Indonesia for the effective use of the assistance from the Lao Government.
Previously, the Government of Laos have also
conveyed its support for the natural disaster in Indonesia. In 2005, around US
$ 25,000 was given to the victims of the tsunami disaster in Aceh. In 2010,
around US $ 100,000 was given in relation with the handling of natural
disasters that occurred in Wasior (West Papua), Mentawai (West Sumatra) and
Mount Merapi in Central Java.