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Indonesia, Australia offer each other disaster support

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 8 2020   /  12:31 am
Sad loss: Charlotte O'Dwyer, the daughter of Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer Andrew O'Dwyer, wears her father's helmet after being presented with his service medal by RFS commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons during the funeral for O'Dwyer at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Horsley Park, Sydney, Australia, on Saturday. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins/Pool/via Reuters)

Sad loss: Charlotte O'Dwyer, the daughter of Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer Andrew O'Dwyer, wears her father's helmet after being presented with his service medal by RFS commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons during the funeral for O'Dwyer at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Horsley Park, Sydney, Australia, on Saturday. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins/Pool/via Reuters)Neighbors Indonesia and Australia have offered support for one another as they face natural disasters that have been exacerbated by the impacts of climate change.Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi hosted on Monday the Charge d'Affaires of the Australian Embassy at her office in Jakarta to convey the nation’s deepest condolences and sympathies for the ongoing bushfires sweeping across many parts of Australia.“Indonesia is ready to assist [Australia] in this time of need,” she wrote on Twitter on Monday.During a Christmas eve...