President Obama Adds a Personal Touch to US-Indonesia Relations


Endy Bayuni

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 82


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: November 16, 2010
Binding: Electronic
Pages: 2
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President Barack Obama finally made it to Indonesia, a country where he feels emotionally connected because he spent four years of his childhood there. While the visit was short, it was hugely successful as Obama added his personal touch to an already blossoming relationship between the United States and Indonesia. The Comprehensive Partnership launched during his visit attests to the breadth and depth of existing ties, and to the potential for even more collaboration in the future. Endy Bayuni comments on the significance of the visit to the future of US-Indonesia ties.

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