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Indonesia's Presidential Election

Indonesia's Presidential Election

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 22, 2014

I warmly congratulate Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo.

The people of Indonesia united once again to show their commitment to democracy through free and fair elections.

As the world’s second and third largest democracies, the United States and Indonesia set an example for the world. We share many common values, including respect for human rights and the rule of law. Our two nations have worked hard to build the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership, which has strengthened our bilateral relationship so we can jointly address common regional and global challenges.

The United States looks forward to working with President-elect Widodo as we deepen our partnership, promote our shared objectives globally, and expand people-to-people ties between our nations.

ENDS

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