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‘These talks lift my spirit’: Jokowi turns to foreign allies to discuss COVID-19 strategy

first_img“These talks lift my spirit. There is a spirit of solidarity among world leaders for nations to support and help one another.”Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that he had also discussed the global pandemic with Jokowi, whom he called his “good friend”, to strengthen cooperation in fighting the virus.“As close maritime neighbors and comprehensive strategic partners, close cooperation between India and Indonesia will be important to deal with the health and economic challenges posed by this crisis,” he tweeted. Jokowi had also engaged in talks over the coronavirus outbreak with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, during which he thanked Seoul for helping Jakarta address the health crisis.The foreign leaders Jokowi has spoken with are from countries ranked in the top 50 of 210 countries and territories with COVID-19 cases, according to worldometers.info.As of Wednesday, the tally of COVID-19 infections has surpassed 3 million cases globally, with more than 210,000 fatalities across the globe.The US, currently the hardest-hit country in the world, has recorded more than 1 million cases, accounting for nearly a third of all confirmed infections worldwide.Indonesia, meanwhile, has recorded at least 9,511 coronavirus infections, according to the government’s official tally on Tuesday afternoon. Topics : “We cannot possibly handle COVID-19 alone. We must join hands with all citizens of the world,” Jokowi said in the post on Tuesday. As Indonesia struggles to win the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has turned to foreign leaders to discuss strategies for addressing the global pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on the economy and healthcare systems around the world.Jokowi posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday a collage of caricatures of himself and eight other leaders with whom he said he had recently spoken, including Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The post also includes United States President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.last_img read more

Phoenix Appoints QMS Head

first_imgPhoenix International has appointed John Torgersen as the company’s new quality management systems (QMS) lead overseeing elements in all aspects required to achieve and maintain registration and certification in commercial and military quality standards and certification programs. The initial focus for Torgersen in this position will be spearheading the effort to transition Phoenix from its current ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.Torgersen comes to Phoenix with over 20 years of experience in quality, health, safety & environmental (QHSE) and regulatory affairs and is a retired Master Mariner (Unlimited Tonnage, Oceans). He is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans with a Master of Quality Management (MQM) and holds a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Marine Transportation Management from the State University of New York. Additionally, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve and has been a speaker/lecturer at numerous industry conferences.last_img read more