At the post of Lombok and Bali earthquake on Sunday (5/8), Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides call center which is coordinated by Director of Protection of Citizens and Legal Entities of Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Lalu Muhamad Iqbal. Met in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Monday (6/8), Indonesian Foreign Affaits Minister, Retno Marsudi, said that the call center is to assist the people who seek information about foreign tourists who become the earthquake victims. Minister Retno explained that at the same time her office also coordinates with Immigration office, especially to help the foreign citizens who lose their documents such as passport due to the 7 Richter Scale earthquake. Meanwhile, to give the latest information related to Lombok and Bali earthquake, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also updates through official social media.
“Our team is already at the field. Additional team from the foreign affairs ministry will follow. Pak Iqbal has established a call center help desk, special for foreigners. Its number is +62 87864124151,” said Minister Retno Marsudi.
Minister Retno Marsudi further said that the earthquake which occured on Sunday has also postponed Sub regional Coordination Meeting in Fighting Terrorism which is held by Ministry of Law and Human Rights with delegation of a number of ASEAN countries. According to Minister Retno, from communication which is conducted by her office along with a number ofASEAN Foreign Affairs Ministries via telephone on Monday morning, all delegations are in a safe condition. (KBRN/RETNO/trans-yati/AHM)