Obama to visit Indonesia in November

Updated: 2010-10-22 16:26
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JAKARTA - The United States President Barack Obama will visit Indonesia in November, where he will depart for India, South Korea and Japan, a minister said on Friday.

However, Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told reporters that he could not provide the exact date of the visit.

"President Obawa will visit Indonesia in November, and he will depart to India, to South Korea's Seoul where he will attend the G20 Summit and to Japan's Yokohama to attend APEC Summit,"said Natalegawa.

He said that the visit must be adjusted with Obama's schedule as he has many activities, and also to be adjusted with Indonesia' s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's agenda.

He said that the visit is expected to increase cooperation between both countries in a comprehensive partnership.

"We have conducted the Indonesia-US. joint ministerial commission that is hopefully could be held every year. And, President Obama's visit will provide an additional momentum for it," said Natalegawa.