On his Twitter account, the minister expressed his regret at ‘the loss of human lives and material damage caused by the recent floods in these brother countries.’
Different media outlets report more than 100 deaths with dozens still missing since last weekend.
The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) informed at least 86 deaths and 71 missing persons.
Meanwhile, in neighboring Timor Leste, public television has so far recorded more than 25 deaths.
‘The mud and the extreme weather have become a serious challenge and the debris piling up has hampered the search,’ BNPB spokesperson Raditya Djati said.
Landslides and flash floods are not uncommon across the Indonesian archipelago, especially in the rainy season.