Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today (29 September) on the earthquake and subsequent tsunami off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi :
The news reports from Indonesia are shocking. Once again, hundreds of people have been killed by a tsunami; once again, a natural disaster has brought unimaginable suffering to an entire region.
My thoughts at this difficult time are with all Indonesians who have lost friends or family members. I wish the injured a speedy recovery and all the people in Indonesia strength and faith in the future at this difficult time.