Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Obama says US to help victims of natural disasters

World Worst DisastersJakarta, November 10 (ANTARA) - Visiting US President Barack Obama expressed sympathy for Indonesia on Tuesday and pledged to send humanitarian aid to victims of Merapi eruptions in Yogyakarta and Central Java and tsunami in Mentawai.

"We will keep supporting. The United States of America would continue to collect humanitarian aid in everyway possible ," he said at a joint press conference with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono here Tuesday evening.

Obama said Indonesia was facing difficult times recently due to a number of natural disasters that came one after the other.

He praised President Yudhoyono that had worked hard to help his people that had become victims of the natural disasters.

To all the victims he expressed deep sympathy and condolences. "Please accept my sympathy," he said.

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