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Jakarta Post

Representatives from Indonesia, Israel sign medical agreement

  • Muhammad Nafik

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 7 2008   /  10:54 am

Indonesian delegates signed a medical cooperation agreement with Israel's national emergency medical service Magen David Adom (MDA) and the American-Israel Joint Distribution Committee in Tel Aviv last week. The US$200,000 agreement involved Sudibyo Markus, deputy chairman of Muhammadiyah, which, with some 30 million members, is Indonesia's second largest Muslim organization. The Indonesian delegation was led by Prof. Aryono Pusponegoro from the University of Indonesia, who chairs both the 118 Emergency Ambulance Service Foundation and the Indonesian College of Surgeons. "I was invited there (to Tel Aviv) to sign the agreement only as a witness. It was Pak Aryono who was directly engaged in the cooperation," Sudibyo told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. "There was no a memorandum of understanding between Muhammadiyah and Magen David Adom," h...