DHAKA, Oct 2, 2018 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today offered
giving all possible support to Indonesia to deal with the situation created
by devastating earthquake and tsunami there on last Friday, leaving over
thousands of people dead and huge devastation.
The prime minister said this in a telephonic conversation as Indonesian
President Joko Widodo phoned her this evening.
PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said during the 10-minute
conversation, the Prime Minister expressed her profound shock and grief at
the loss of lives and property in Indonesia caused by the 7.5 magnitude
tremor and subsequent tsunami.
The prime minister conveyed her sympathy to the bereaved families and
wished quick recovery of the injured people.
“Indonesia is not alone in this difficult time…Bangladesh will remain
beside you,” the press secretary said quoting the prime minister as saying.
Sheikh Hasina requested Joko Widodo to let her know about the needs of his
country at this moment to deal with the situation, saying Bangladesh is ready
to stand by Indonesia with all possible assistance.
The death toll so far rose to 1,347 in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in
the central island of Sulawesi.