‘Trouble shared is…’: South Korea’s Moon conveys support for Jokowi against COVID-19

first_imgSouth Korean President Moon Jae-In has expressed support for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Indonesia’s battle against the coronavirus outbreak.In a statement dated April 21 posted to the official Instagram account of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Indonesia (@koremb.idn), South Korean Presidential spokesman Kang Min-seok said that the two Presidents engaged in a 20-minute conversation about the global pandemic and its effect on their countries.”I heard that Indonesia has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases as well as in the number of deaths, and that the Indonesian government has tried its best to curb the outbreak, including declaring [the outbreak] as a national disaster,” Moon said during the conversation, as quoted in the statement published on Wednesday. According to the statement, Jokowi congratulated Moon for South Korea’s success in halting the spread of coronavirus, and that he wished to learn more about Seoul’s experience in managing its outbreak.South Korea has earned praise for its swift response to the COVID-19 pandemic after quickly slowing the rate of infection and deaths, including by rapidly establishing testing facilities across the country and imposing physical distancing measures to limit the spread of the virus.Jokowi also thanked Moon during the call for Seoul’s pledge to donate medical equipment, protective gear and test kits to Jakarta. Moon also expressed his confidence that the Jokowi administration would soon overcome the outbreak through good coordination between the Indonesian government and its citizens.center_img Read also: Emergency aid from South Korea reaches virus-crippled IndonesiaThe South Korean government has pledged a US$500,000 grant-in-kind to Indonesia, which includes medical supplies, COVID-19 test kits and rechargeable power sprayers.The statement said that Jokowi asked Moon to join Indonesia to strengthen international cooperation in addressing the COVID-19 health crisis and the post-pandemic economic crisis.In ending the phone call with Jokowi, Moon quoted the Indonesian proverb “ringan sama dijinjing, berat sama dipikul” (trouble shared is trouble halved) and expressed his hope that the two leaders would intensify communication during this difficult time. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

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Jamaica keeps lid on corned beef ban

The Ministry of Agriculture in Jamaica says the ban on corned beef imported from Brazil will remain in place until the relevant tests are completed .The statement comes in the wake of a release on Tuesday from the Brazilian Embassy in Jamaica in which it was noted that major markets including the European Union, China and the United States have lifted the ban.While the Embassy has not appealed to the Jamaican Government to rethink its position  – last week the embassy  urged the government to discontinue the ban.The government last week placed a ban on the sale of corned beef imported from Brazil after they were informed by Brazilian officials that processors of the product were using rotten meat and consuming corned beef posed a health risk.

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This Donegal All-County League game shows why club calendar has to change

first_imgAn All-County League fixture yesterday in Donegal will surely be held up as an exhibit for why change is needed in the club calendar. There was nothing on the line for Red Hughs or Gaeil Fhánada when their swords were scheduled to cross at Monellan yesterday afternoon.The Gaeil Fhánada reserve team included the senior manager Aidan McAteer, the Reserve manager James Martin and even the club chairman Michael Friel – who netted the Gaeil Fhánada goal in a 1-8 to 2-13 defeat. There were just 11 players for the Gaeil Fhánada warm-up for the senior game, with four reserves having to start the senior game, while Red Hughs had 12 players in their warm-up.“It really puts into perspective how ridiculous it is to be still playing league games this late in the season,” a post on the Gaeil Fhánada Facebook page read.“Our last three games are proof if it was ever needed that leagues need to be wrapped up before championship.“Red Hughs were not near full strength either, but with weddings, work, soccer and people having pre planned commitments, Fanad were absent 14 of their senior panel. “This leaves it incredibly difficult to not only field two teams but also keep our players motivated at this time of year.”11 players for our warmup today (2 x 17 year olds). 4 reserves had to play the full senior game. We had the guts of 40 at training in summer— Michael Sweeney (@michaelfanad) October 29, 2017 Bernard Martin, Seamus Coyle and Patsy Friel played the full games for both the reserve and senior Gaeil Fhánada teams.Red Hughs won the senior fixture 0-12 to 1-8.Red Hughs still have a game to play, against St Naul’s, who could win Division 3 if they defeat Joe Carlin’s men. A win for St Naul’s would take them above Naomh Muire, who have completed their programme of games.League needs to be squared up before championship starts. Simple as.— Michael Sweeney (@michaelfanad) October 29, 2017 Gaeil Fhánada midfielder Michael Sweeney summed up yesterday’s fixture when he tweeted: “A dead rubber game that neither team wanted to play yet could have had a bearing on other sides in the league. Less said the better. “League needs to be squared up before championship starts. Simple as.”This Donegal All-County League game shows why club calendar has to change was last modified: October 30th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:All-County Football LeagueDonegal GAAFanadGaeil FhanadaMichael SweeneyRED HUGHS.last_img read more

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