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Cablegate: Indonesia -- President's Remarks On the U.S. Elections

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UNCLAS JAKARTA 002044

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S-ES/O, EAP, EAP/MTS, EAP/MLS
NSC FOR E. PHU

E.O. 12958: NA
TAGS: PREL PGOV OVIP ID
SUBJECT: INDONESIA -- PRESIDENT'S REMARKS ON THE U.S. ELECTIONS

1. (U) On November 5, Indonesian President Yudhoyono made the
following remarks regarding the U.S. elections. The text of his
remarks is contained in para two.

2. (U) Begin text:

PRESIDENT SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO'S
REMARKS ON
THE U.S. ELECTIONS
JAKARTA, INDONESIA,
NOVEMBER 5, 2008

The U.S. election results have now been announced with certainty and
Senator McCain has also congratulated Senator Obama.

I extend our heartfelt congratulations to the people of America for
their obvious enthusiasm in exercising their democratic rights and I
congratulate Senator Barack Obama for his successful election
result.

This is a very historic election for the United States in many ways.
It is also of great importance to the world.

Indonesia hopes that President-elect Barack Obama will lead the U.S.
as a force for peace, for progress, for spreading good, and for
reforming the international system.

The world community is now bound together in the midst of enormous
global challenges: food shortages, energy security, financial crisis
and climate change.

None of these great issues of our time can be solved without the
U.S. on board, and certainly, none of these issues can be solved by
the U.S. alone.

We need to work together to deliver a new age of global
cooperation.

Indonesians have a special affection for President-elect Barack
Obama. He had spent his childhood in Indonesia for some four years.
He knows our people and our culture well.

I look forward to working closely with President-elect Barack Obama
to strengthen our bilateral relations and to constructively address
the global challenges of the 21st century.

Thank you.

End text.

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