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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

“President Obama spoke tonight with Prime Minister Rudd of Australia, and with President Yudhoyono of Indonesia.  President Obama expressed his deep regret that he has to postpone his trip to Asia that was scheduled for later this month.  The President  looked forward to rescheduling so that he can visit both countries soon. 

“President Obama underscored his commitment to our close alliance with Australia and our deepening partnership with Indonesia.  He plans to hold full bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Rudd and President Yudhoyono on the margins of the G-20 meeting in Canada.”