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In Indonesia, the number of people infected with coronavirus has exceeded one hundred thousand

The number of confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus in Indonesia has exceeded 100 thousand, according to the Ministry of health of the country.

For the time of the coronavirus in Indonesia contracted 100 303 people.

The Ambassador of Indonesia said the interest of Russian companies to the transfer of the capital

Russian companies have expressed interest in participating in plans to move the capital of Indonesia in the province of East Kalimantan, reported RIA Novosti, the country's Ambassador to Russia Mohamad Wahid Supriadi.

The government of Indonesia in August last year announced plans to move the capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan. It was noted that the first buildings of the new city – the presidential Palace and the complex of Parliament buildings – to be built by 2024. Overcrowding in Jakarta and the satellite towns causes problems in the field of health and ecology, and hours-long traffic jams, therefore the decision was made on the construction of the new capital.

Sent Putin an invitation to visit Indonesia in force, said the Ambassador

Addressed to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin an invitation to visit Indonesia this year is still in force, despite the limitations caused by the spread of coronavirus infection, reported RIA Novosti, the country's Ambassador to Russia Mohamad Wahid Supriadi.

The Russian President and the head of Indonesia Joko Widodo was going to hold in-person meeting this year, it was planned, inter alia, to sign the Declaration on strategic cooperation between Moscow and Jakarta. However, the coronavirus pandemic has complicated the situation with the organization of international events.

Indonesia is hoping to purchase from Russia the vaccine against COVID-19

The government of Indonesia hopes to acquire a vaccine against COVID-19 produced in Russia, reported RIA Novosti, the country's Ambassador to Russia Mohamad Wahid Supriadi.

"I heard from the media that maybe by August or September, Russia will succeed in creating a vaccine. Of course, we really need this vaccine, because the number (of cases COVID-19) is still growing," the Ambassador said.

Indonesia remains committed to the deal for su-35, said the Ambassador

Jakarta remains committed to the contract from 2018 to supply su-35, despite the threat of US sanctions, said RIA Novosti, the Ambassador of Indonesia in Russia Mr. Mohammad Wahid Supriadi.

Previously, the Agency Bloomberg with reference to sources reported that the administration of U.S. President Donald trump has forced Indonesia to abandon the deal. The amount of the signed in 2018, a contract that more than a billion dollars, it provides for the supply of 11 fighters.

The Russian Ambassador said about Indonesia's plans to acquire Mi-17 helicopters

The Ministry of defence of Indonesia is currently considering the possibility of acquiring additional Russian Mi-17 helicopters, said to RIA Novosti, the Ambassador of Indonesia in Russia Mr. Mohammad Wahid Supriadi.

"The armed forces of Indonesia, also use 12 Russian Mi-17v5 helicopters and five Mi-35 helicopters. A proposal for the purchase of Mi-17v5 helicopters is currently under consideration in the Indonesian Ministry of defence," - said the Ambassador.

Jakarta is studying the offer of "Rosatom" on the first Indonesian nuclear power plant

Indonesian officials examine the proposal of the state Corporation "Rosatom" on construction of the first nuclear power plant in Indonesia, told RIA Novosti Ambassador to Russia Mohamad Wahid Supriadi.

According to the Ambassador, as potential sites for nuclear power plants was proposed in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan on the island of Borneo (Kalimantan).