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India promises aid for Indonesia at UN General Assembly

Sep 30, 2018 15:20 IST
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External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj expressed condolences to Indonesia during her speech Saturday. She promised that “India will cooperate in helping during this tragic time.” A deadly tsunami swept away buildings and killed at least several hundred people on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 384 people were killed in the hard-hit city of Palu alone. Swaraj used her General Assembly address to promote India’s commitment to tackling climate change through a joint solar project with France.