Foreign Minister Atmar deeply saddened by a plane crash in Indonesia
KABUL – The Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has learned with great sadness that a passenger plane flying from Jakarta to the city of Pontianak in West Kalimantan province of Indonesia crashed shortly after takeoff today, resulting in the loss of lives of 62 people.
Deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives, the Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar offers his sincere condolences to Foreign Minister H.E. Retno L.P Marsudi, and through her, to the families of victims and the people of Indonesia.
The Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan expresses its profound sympathies to Indonesia's government and shares the grief of the brotherly people of Indonesia. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims.