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Garuda task force returns to Indonesia after fighting Australian bushfires

first_imgA special team, mostly consisting of Indonesian armed forces personnel, known as the Garuda Task Force, has returned to Indonesia after helping to fight recent bushfires in Australia, the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra stated on Wednesday.“True friends not only help with words, but with real actions,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Garraway, the commander of New South Wales under Joint Task Force (JTF) 1110, as quoted by antaranews.com on Wednesday. Garraway was repeating a message from Lt. Col. Renee Kidson from the Australian Defense Force (ADF) during a farewell ceremony at the Australian Air Force Base Richmond in New South Wales, Australia. The message was conveyed as a form of appreciation for the Garuda task force for aiding Australia in the Bushfires Assistance Operation.Indonesian Ambassador to Australia Kristiarto Legowo has handed over 41 certificates of merit to members of the Indonesian Military and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) as a token of appreciation for their dedication.Read also: Indonesia, Australia offer each other disaster supportThe task force assisted the Australian government in clearing roads and train tracks, cleaning up the aftermath of the fires as well as reconstructing sanitary facilities around residents’ homes for one month.Garuda Task Force commander Lt. Col. Fauzi said he felt honored to be able to lead the task force.Previously, on Feb. 1, the Australian government sent its deepest regards to Indonesia for aiding the country by sending the task force to fight against the bushfires.The team consisted of 41 Indonesian Military personnel, two officers of the Foreign Ministry and an officer of the BNPB, according to kompas.com.As neighboring countries, Indonesia and Australia maintain a close relationship as comprehensive strategic partners, with a pact announced during Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to Indonesia in August 2018. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Luis Enrique officially named manager of Barcelona

first_imgBarcelona have officially unveiled Luis Enrique as their new first-team manager, taking the position vacated by Gerardo Martino on Saturday.    The former Celta Vigo boss joins on a two-year deal, as was confirmed by the official Barcelona Twitter account on Monday evening:The 44-year-old shares a close bond with the Catalan club, having first joined as a player in 1996 before retiring in 2004, scoring 109 goals in 300 appearances for La Blaugrana.Enrique would then go on to become a part of the club’s reserve setup, managing Barcelona “B” from 2008 to 2011.As David Jaca of the Mirror and the BBC’s Matt Slater point out, physical conditioning and fitness is expected to be a big focus of Enrique’s plan, such is his style of management:last_img read more