THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release March 13, 2009
Readout of the President’s telephone call to President Yudhoyono of Indonesia
The President had a wide-ranging telephone discussion with President Yudhoyono of Indonesia this morning. They agreed to advance our comprehensive partnership, with a focus on issues including education, health care, climate change, and counterterrorism. President Obama noted the importance of cooperation on issues such as avian influenza and proliferation as well. The President consulted with President Yudhoyono on the global economic crisis and affirmed the need for close cooperation, noting the upcoming G-20 Summit that both leaders will attend. The two leaders also discussed regional and international issues, including the President’s commitment to a new and different kind of relationship with Islamic communities around the world. They also discussed how to make progress on democracy and human rights in Burma.