Ten Years Later: U.S. Mission to Indonesia Remembers Aceh

Ambassador Blake, USAID Director Andy Sisson, Medan PO Robert Ewing, and U.S. Military representatives attended the Official Government of Indonesia “10 Year Anniversary Tsunami Remembrance Ceremonies” in Banda Aceh.  In his speech, Indonesian Vice President Kalla reflected on the recovery that came from the devastation, and Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah highlighted how international assistance has built back a stronger Aceh.  After official ceremonies, VP Kalla toured a public exhibition of donor booths who contributed to Aceh’s reconstruction and in the Aceh Tsunami Museum, Kalla saw the trailer to the USAID produced documentary: “Stories of Recovery, 10 Years After the Tsunami“.

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