We Will Provide More Vaccines
Below are excerpts from an interview with Sung Y. Kim, new United States Ambassador to Indonesia. Ambassador Sung Kim was born in Seoul to South Korean parents. Having spent the majority of his diplomatic career in Asia, he has a deep understanding of the region. This is his first interview with the local media since his arrival in Jakarta last June. He discussed vaccine assistance (to Indonesia), the weapon system procurement as well as cooperation for mitigating climate change issues.
AMID the steep climb in the number of the delta variant coronavirus cases, Indonesia has got some good news. The United States government has dispatched 4.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine. The assistance given under the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) cooperation was delivered in two batches in a period of four days: 3 million on July 11 and 1.5 million on July 15.
The US government has also donated 1,000 units of ventilat...