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Vice President pays courtesy call on Kazakh PM

VOI NEWS 10.09.2017, 10:00 Local Time, GMT +7

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla paid a courtesy call on Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev at the latter's office on Saturday. Head of the vice presidents secretariat Mohamad Oemar said the visit was aimed at exploring efforts to increase bilateral cooperation. He pointed out that so far, indeed, there have not been many cooperation programs between Indonesia and Kazakhstan. Vice President Jusuf Kalla was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Human Resource Development and Culture Puan Maharani and Deputy Police Chief Commissioner General Syafruddin. He arrived at the office of the Kazakh prime minister at 12:30 p.m. local time, and the closed-door meeting lasted for some 30 minutes. Vice President Kalla visited Kazakhstan to attend the first summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on science and technology. The two-day meeting is scheduled to be opened by the president of Kazakhstan at the Palace of Independence at Tauelsizdik Ave 52 in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Sunday. Kalla was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Human Resource Development and Culture Puan Maharani and Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohammad Nasir//   Voi.ant

Floods Hit Padang

Head of Padang Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Edi Hasymi said that floods of up to 30 centimeters to one meter hit almost all parts of Padang, West Sumatra. Edi said on Saturday, September 9 that the rain that lasted for less than four hours inundated almost all areas in Padang. He added that some of the hardest hit areas are Arai Pinang and By Pass. As of now, the agency is still collecting data on areas affected by the floods and residents that need to be evacuated. He added that Padang BPBD has deployed 10 rubber boats as part of the anticipatory measures to evacuate the affected residents and they are now evacuating residents in an area in Arai Pinang. Edi also warned the residents to always remain vigilant because rainfall is expected to remain high and to rescue their belongings that can be damaged due to floods//   Voi.tempo

 

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