Condolence Letters From Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on the Floods and Landslides in Indonesia and Timor-Leste

Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has written to Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and Timor-Leste Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno to express his condolences in response to the tragic loss of lives and destruction caused by the floods and landslides in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. The letters are appended.

 

Singaporeans in the affected areas are advised to monitor the local news closely, and heed the instructions of the local authorities. Singaporeans are also advised to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. Singaporeans in need of consular assistance may contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office. Singaporeans in Indonesia may also contact the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta. The relevant contact details are as follows:

 

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)

Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

 

Singapore Embassy in Jakarta

Tel: +62-(21) 2995-0400 / +62-811 863-348

Email: singemb_jkt@mfa.sg

 

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

8 APRIL 2021

 

 

 

Letter from Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi

 

7 April 2021

 

 

Her Excellency Retno L.P. Marsudi

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Republic of Indonesia

 

 

Dear Ibu Retno,

 

 

I was saddened to hear about the tragic loss of lives and devastation caused by the floods and landslides in East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara in the last week. Please accept my deepest condolences to the families of the victims and all Indonesians whose livelihoods have been affected by these devastating disasters.

 

 

Our thoughts are with the people of Indonesia during this difficult time. Your government is swiftly undertaking relief and rescue efforts, and I am confident that the Indonesian people will overcome this crisis with strength and fortitude.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN

 

 

 

Letter from Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to Timor-Leste Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno

 

7 April 2021

 

Reis Magno

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

 

 

Dear Minister Magno,

 

 

I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives and devastation caused by the floods in Timor-Leste. Please accept my deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and all Timorese affected by the floods. Our thoughts are with the Timorese people during this difficult time.

 

 

The Singapore Government will contribute US$50,000 through the Singapore Red Cross to support Timor-Leste in its relief and recovery efforts. I am confident that Timor-Leste will overcome this disaster with strength.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN

 

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore