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President Obama says US a partner in change for Indonesia under President Joko Widodo

JAKARTA (Rambu Energy) – The US President Barack Obama said his government wants to become a partner in the process of changes in Indonesia under the leadership of President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

Persident Barack Obama said after holding a bilateral meeting with the Indonesian President Joko Widodo was quoted by the state news agency Antara as saying that he knew the Indonesian President has his own agenda and has set ambitious programs for changes to improve the welfare of the Indonesian people.

“The US wants to be a partner in that process,” President Obama said.

According to President Obama, who spent his childhood in Menteng, Central Jakarta, said that both countries have forged extraordinary partnership in various sectors, both economy, security and development in the past.

President Joko Widodo, at the meeting, expressed his appreciation to the US President for sending the US State of Secretary John Kerry to attend his inauguration ceremony on October 20, 2014.

The Indonesian President said that both countries should carry on the strong cooperation, in particular in security issues to improve stability in the Asia Pacific region.

President Obama also invited the Indonesian President to visit the US to discuss various opportunities in strengthening the cooperation between the two countries.

Obama said he is happy to meet the newly-elected Indonesian President and congratulated him.

Both leaders met in Beijing on Monday on the sideline of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). (*)

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