Japan was handing over emergency medical supplies to Indonesia on Wednesday to help tackle a bird flu outbreak that has killed four people in the sprawling archipelago, officials said.
Much of the equipment valued at 25 million yen (US$216,000; Ђ180,300) will be used to upgrade laboratories so that health officials can identify and track down the origin of the virus.
A high-speed refrigerated microcentrifuge, personal protective gear and agents for diagnosis were unloaded from trucks on Wednesday, said an Indonesian health ministry official.
"The Japanese government is very concerned, just like many other foreign governments, about bird flu," Erna Tresnaningshi told reporters. "They don't want the virus to spread to their countries."
The H5N1 strain of bird flu has swept through poultry populations across Asia since 2003, resulting in the deaths of tens of millions of chickens.
More than 60 humans have also died from the disease, with a fourth recorded in Indonesia on Tuesday, reports the AP.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities