Australia Promises to Send 1 Million Vaccines to Help Indonesia Deal with FMD

- 15 July 2022 18:33 WIB
Australian Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt (front right) addressing the press at the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture office on Thursday, July 14, 2022. (Photo/Kementan)
Australian Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt (front right) addressing the press at the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture office on Thursday, July 14, 2022. (Photo/Kementan)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Australian Government through the Australian Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Murray Watt promised to provide assistance with 1 million vaccines to help Indonesia treat Foot and mouth disease (FMD).

"We have prepared 1 million vaccines for PMK. We will send them to Indonesia in August, in a few weeks," said the Australian Minister of Agriculture during a meeting with Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo at the Ministry of Agriculture office on July 14, 2022.

As reported by the official website of the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, Murray Watt said, Australia as a country that has a geographical location close to Indonesia pays special attention to this issue.

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In addition to the vaccine, the Australian government will also provide assistance of AUD 500 thousand for training medical personnel to deal with FMD.

"I know that the Indonesian government is very concerned about the spread of FMD and we also share the same concern for this problem," continued Murray Watt.

Meanwhile, Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo said that many things were discussed in his meeting with Murray Watt, especially cooperation in agriculture and animal husbandry.

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"We discussed many things, global issues, challenges of climate change, and the needs of the two countries both in securing agriculture in Indonesia and Australia," said Syahrul Yasin Limpo.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

Source: Pertanian.go.id

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