Indonesia tsunami: Narendra Modi calls up President Joko Widodo, offers assistance from India

Modi offered condolences on the loss of lives in the recent earthquake and tsunami that hit the Sulawesi region of Indonesia, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

Press Trust of India October 01, 2018 22:40:38 IST
Indonesia tsunami: Narendra Modi calls up President Joko Widodo, offers assistance from India

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called up Indonesian president Joko Widodo and offered assistance to the tsunami-hit country.

Modi offered condolences on the loss of lives in the recent earthquake and tsunami that hit the Sulawesi region of Indonesia, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

Indonesia tsunami Narendra Modi calls up President Joko Widodo offers assistance from India

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reuters

The prime minister appreciated the resilience and courage of the people of Indonesia in facing the challenges emanating from the widespread devastation due to the grave natural calamity, it said.

In response to Indonesia's appeal for international aid, the prime minister offered to Widodo all possible assistance from India as a maritime neighbour and as a friend of Indonesia.

The two leaders agreed that the details of India's relief assistance will be worked out through diplomatic and official channels.

The massive 7.5-magnitude tremor struck on Friday and sent monster waves barrelling into the island of Sulawesi, leaving at least 844 dead in the seaside city of Palu and surrounding areas.

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