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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s call to President Yudhoyono of Indonesia

President Obama called President Yudhoyono of Indonesia tonight. The President expressed his appreciation for President Yudhoyono's strong leadership of the APEC Summit. He expressed his regret that the ongoing government shutdown in the United States will prevent him from attending the Summit. He reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-Indonesia partnership, and his personal affection for the people of Indonesia, and said that Secretary Kerry will take his place in Bali.