Visit to the Republic of Indonesia by Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs

October 11, 2009

  1. Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, will visit Jakarta and West Sumatera Province, the Republic of Indonesia, from October 13 (Tue) to 14 (Wed).
  2. In Jakarta, Minister Okada is scheduled to hold meetings with high-level government officials including Mr. Hassan Wirajuda, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. At the meetings, Minister Okada will share his sympathy for the earthquake that occurred off the coast of Padang, West Sumatera, on September 30, and convey that Japan intends to provide the maximum amount of assistance possible for the disaster. He is also scheduled to confirm that Japan and Indonesia, led by the President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono who will assume his second Presidency on October 20, will further develop their close relationship as strategic partners.
  3. In West Sumatera, Minister Okada will visit Pariaman and Padang, where he will view the damages from the earthquake disaster and directly convey his sympathy to victims of the disaster. He will also observe and encourage the disaster relief efforts being made by the Self-Defense Forces and other organizations.

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