“The Indonesian National Police will guard and secure the vaccines nationwide. We will also deploy 9,968 medical personnel to support the program,” said National Police chief General Idham Azis on Tuesday, December 22.
He added that the 566 of the medical personnel will help treat Covid-19 cases at the Wisma Atlet emergency hospital and other similar facilities. The Corruption Eradication Commission similarly vowed to safeguard the vaccines from their formulation as policy to their distribution to the ground.
“We will carry out this to safeguard public health, and to ensure that funds allocated [to the vaccines] and the Covid-19 pandemic wil not be misused,” said KPK deputy Nurul Ghufron.
Ghufron noted that the measure is the latest of its kind, after the KPK deployed ten task forces to deal with corrupt practices in tackling Covid-19, since it was detected in Indonesia last March
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Pay State Visit to Indonesia in 2021
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to pay a state visit to Indonesia in 2021, four years after President Joko Widodo visited the Turkish leader in the country’s capital Ankara in 2017.
“[Erdogan’s visit] is a reciprocal gesture towards President Jokowi’s visit to Ankara,” said Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi during talks with her Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday, December 22.
“Both leaders will discuss the formation of “a High-Level Strategic Council. The forum will be the venue for Indonesian and Turkey to discuss bilateral, regional and multilateral issues that concerns them,” the veteran diplomat noted.
"I am certain [that Erdogan’s state visit] will take Turkish-Indonesian relations to a new level”, said Retno.of the talks, which included the Indonesia-Turkey Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IT-CEPA).
Indonesia and Turkey also expressed a willingness to collaborate in the defense and aerospace industries, as well as medical fields and other sectors.
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