Clinton congratulates Indonesia over its Independence Day

10:38, August 16, 2010      

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday congratulated Indonesia over its 65th Independence Day, a State Department statement said.

"On behalf of President (Barack) Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the Indonesian people on your 65th Independence Day this Aug. 17," Clinton said in the statement.

She also pledged to remain committed to advancing the two countries' mutual interests and building sustained cooperation on bilateral, regional and global issues.

The Obama administration, since it came into power in January 2009, has stepped up efforts to engage in Southeast Asian affairs and increase its presence in the region. Indonesia was among the first countries that Clinton visited after she became the chief U.S. diplomat last year.

Source: Xinhua

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