On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer our condolences for the loss of life and damage in West Sumatra caused by a deadly tsunami that hit the Mentawai District. Our Embassy in Jakarta and Consulate in Medan are working closely with the Indonesian Government to monitor the situation and to provide assistance if needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of West Sumatra, all Indonesians, and others affected by this tragedy.
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