On Wednesday, the Indonesian government delivered 200 oxygen concentrators to help covid-19 response in India.
"Indonesia is always grateful for India’s support during this
pandemic. Now is the time to show our support," said Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.
"Indonesia will stand with India in this difficult time, and we are committed to sharing the burden with the Indian people. After all, a friend in need is a friend indeed," she stated.
According to Indonesia's top diplomat, Indonesia and India has established strong health cooperation since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
"One of such friendly countries was Indonesia, our closest maritime neighbor. In fact, just two days ago I was at Banten flagging off a consignment of 1400 oxygen cylinders offered by Indonesian Government," Manoj Kumar Bharti, Ambassador of India to Indonesia, said.
"It is given to understand that the second tranche of 2000 oxygen cylinders would be despatched to India soon. And today we have assembled at the Soekarno Hatta Airport to see off the dispatch of 200 oxygen concentrators as humanitarian assistance," the Indian diplomat.