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Statement by the President on the Tsunami in Indonesia

Michelle and I are deeply saddened by the loss of life, injuries, and damage that have occurred as a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami in West Sumatra.  At the same time, I am heartened and encouraged by the remarkable resiliency of the Indonesian people and the commitment of their Government to rapidly assist the victims.  As a friend of Indonesia, the United States stands ready to help in any way.  Meanwhile, our thoughts and prayers are with the Indonesian people and all those affected by this tragedy.

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