THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2009
Readout of the President's Telephone Call with Indonesian President Yudhoyono
The President spoke with President Yudhoyono of Indonesia today to congratulate him on his re-election and to express support for and solidarity with his government and the people of Indonesia in the wake of yesterday's terrorist attacks in Jakarta. President Obama offered U.S. government support for the ongoing Indonesian investigation.
The President and President Yudhoyono reaffirmed the close cooperation between the United States and Indonesia in countering extremism in Southeast Asia and around the world. The President noted that Indonesia's successful election on July 8 reminds the world that Islam, democracy, and diversity can coexist and thrive.
The Presidents expressed support for the developing comprehensive partnership between the United States and Indonesia, and committed to intensify cooperation across a range of issues including democracy promotion, educational exchange, and climate change.