Parts of aircrafts found on the waters off Java Island where a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet crashed. AP
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The United Arab Emirates has extended its sincere condolences to the brotherly people of the Republic of Indonesia following the Sriwijaya Air plane crash on Saturday.
In a statement on Monday, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed its sympathy with the Indonesian people and government during this difficult time.
The Ministry also offered its condolences to the families of victims and underscored its solidarity with all those affected by the incident.
Health workers disinfect parts of the aircraft. AFP
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Sunday offered condolence to the people of Indonesia on the plane crash.
“Our heartfelt condolences to the people of Indonesia following yesterday’s plane crash. The victims and their families remain in our hearts and prayers. May God give the people of Indonesia strength and solace at this difficult time,” tweeted Sheikh Mohamed.
Rescuers on Sunday fished out human remains, wreckage and clothing from waters off the Indonesian capital on Sunday after a passenger jet with 62 people aboard crashed shortly after take-off a day earlier.
Human remains, as well as debris from the wreckage, were recovered from waters about 23 metres deep.
Authorities pinpointed the location of its black boxes - cockpit voice and flight data recorders - that could be key to explaining why the plane slammed into the Java Sea off the sprawling city's coast.
The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport on Saturday afternoon.
Upon the arrival at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed was received by President Joko Widodo of Indonesia.
It was a night to remember for a group of Indonesians who have been working in the hospitality/food and beverage sectors in Dubai.
The warm, strong friendship bonds between the UAE and Indonesia were on full display on Wednesday when Indonesian President Joko Widodo personally greeted His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on the tarmac at the Soekarno Hatta International Airport.
Visiting Indonesia Ministry of Trade-Directorate General of National Export Development director general Dody Edward said the Widodo Administration sees “Expo2020 Dubai” as a significant milestone that all sectors of Southeast Asia’s largest economy have been directed to take an active role in it, not only for their country’s continuous prosperity but for the world as well.
Local media said that during the daily work at the port of Aqaba on Monday, a tanker filled with a toxic gaseous substance fell during its transportation, which led to an explosion and gas leak at the site.
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