Remarks by Ambassador Kim on a Visit to a USAID-Supported COVID-19 Vaccine Site in Jakarta

Remarks by Ambassador Kim on a Visit to a USAID-Supported COVID19 Vaccine Site in Jakarta (State Dept. / Budi Sudarmo)

Selamat pagi semuanya.

Dr. Nadia Tarmizi, Spokesperson, MoH
Ibu Widyastuti, Head, Jakarta Provincial Health Office
Colonel. Piter Dwi Ardianto, TNI
USAID Mission Director, Ryan Washburn,

I would like to thank my colleagues in the Indonesian government for their commitment, leadership, and partnership as we fight the coronavirus pandemic together.

A few days ago we announced another vaccine donation from the United States to Indonesia: 4.6 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

This morning, it’s wonderful to see Pfizer vaccine doses actually going into arms, to keep Indonesian families safe, and to move us closer to safely reopening Indonesia’s economy.

The recent U.S. Pfizer and Moderna vaccine donations to Indonesia are part of President Biden’s commitment to share 1.1 billion safe and effective vaccine doses with the world, to save lives and fight COVID.

We are donating more vaccines than all other countries combined, with zero strings attached, for one reason: because it’s the right thing to do.

The pandemic will not end anywhere, until it is defeated everywhere. We’re proud to have provided more than 1 trillion Rupiah to support Indonesia’s pandemic response efforts — including vaccination centers like the one here today.

It is great to see you all. If we all do our part, we’ll soon be able to see each other face to face more often. Thank you for doing your part by getting vaccinated, and encouraging others to do the same.

Thank you.

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