Berlin sends medical supplies to its partner city Jakarta

On Thursday, 8 October 2020, the Governing Mayor and the Indonesian ambassador sent off a shipment of medical supplies to Jakarta.

This humanitarian mission was Berlin’s response to a request for help from its partner city, which has been especially hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In close consultation with the city government of Jakarta and with the support of Berlin’s Senate Department for Health, Long-Term Care and Gender Equality, the Indonesian embassy in Berlin, and the German embassy in Jakarta, the Senate Chancellery is sending disposable face masks, FFP 2 masks, and sterile cotton-wool swabs used for COVID-19 tests to two municipal hospitals in Jakarta.

Michael Müller: “Berlin is engaged in a very active exchange with Jakarta, so of course it’s natural that we would want to help our partner city in these difficult pandemic times. Because of their high population density, cities are especially affected by the pandemic. This is yet another thing that Berlin has in common with its partner cities, and Berlin is responding to the current situation with initiatives like videoconferences that give the mayors of our partner cities the chance to exchange experiences. Solidarity is especially important right now, since we will get through this global crisis only by working together.”