Secretary Pompeo Reinforces U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Dialogue

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on August 5, 2018.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on August 5, 2018. (State Department photo)

Secretary Pompeo Reinforces U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Dialogue

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo tarveled to Jakarta, Indonesia, August 4-5. The Secretary’s visit reinforced the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership, as we look ahead to celebrating 70 years of bilateral diplomatic relations in 2019.

During meetings with Indonesian officials, the Secretary discussed advancing our shared security and bilateral trade and investment goals, affirmed ASEAN centrality, and highlighted Indonesia's leadership in realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific.‎

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