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Jaishankar hails Australia’s assistance in delivering Indian supplies to Papua New Guinea

June 21, 2024 3:57 PM IST

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday expressed gratitude to Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Penny Wong for coordinating with India in delivering Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) assistance to the landslide affected-Enga Province in Papua New Guinea.

EAM Jaishankar said that the India-Australia is delivering the HADR assistance in the Indo-Pacific.

Earlier today, Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Penny Wong said that Australia is coordinating with partners to ensure the delivery of much-needed assistance to Papua New Guinea.

Wong further said that they visited the disaster zone and transported a package of Indian supplies to the landslide affected-Enga Province.

“Australia is coordinating with partners to ensure the delivery of much needed assistance to our Papua New Guinean family. We were pleased to transport a package of Indian supplies to the landslide affected-Enga Province as we visited the disaster zone,” the Australian minister said on X.

Humanitarian assistance worth USD 1 million sent by India for landslide victims in Papua New Guinea arrived in the disaster-hit country on Friday. The consignment was received at the Port Moresby airport by PNG Foreign Minister Justin Tkatchenko, PNG Defence Minister Billy Joseph, and several other officials.

Foreign Minister Tkatchenko thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, and the people of India for the assistance.

(ANI)

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