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Cablegate: Peace Corps Set to Return

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STATE PASS TO PEACE CORPS DIRECTOR AARON WILLIAMS
STATE FOR DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF JAKE SULLIVAN
NSC FOR DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR THOMAS DONILON

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SUBJECT: PEACE CORPS SET TO RETURN

Peace Corps and the Government of Indonesia reached agreement in
principle today on a Memorandum of Understanding for the return of
the Peace Corps to Indonesia. Bringing Peace Corps back to
Indonesia, after an absence of more than forty years, is an
important part of the Comprehensive Partnership we are building with
Indonesia. While there are still a few procedural steps left -
formal agreement on one remaining issue on the Indonesian side,
legal review, and translation - Indonesia wants to sign this
agreement in conjunction with the President's possible visit. The
entire Mission in Jakarta would like to thank the Peace Corps and
everyone else in Washington who brought about this success.

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