US supports Indonesia`s APEC 2013 chairmainship
Tue, September 4 2012 22:57 | 500 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during her meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has reportedly expressed her government`s support to Indonesia`s chairmanship of APEC in 2013, according to a minister.
"The US support to Indonesia`s chairmanship of APEC in 2013 was also conveyed, as we all know that Indonesia will become the APEC chairman next year," Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said here on Tuesday.
President Yudhoyono will leave for Russia on Thursday to attend APEC Summit.
"At the meeting with the President, Hillary expressed appreciation for his role in Myanmar's reform and democratization," Marty said.
"Hillary praised Indonesia`s efforts towards resolving the conflict between Rohingya and Rakhine ethnic communities in Myanmar," he added.
Marty stated that the US Secretary of State also lauded Indonesia's role in facilitating talks among ASEAN member countries on the South China Sea issue.
The head of state and Clinton also discussed ways to improve the US-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership.
"President Yudhoyono expressed hope that the good relations between Indonesia and the US can be more beneficial and comprehensive in the future," Marty said.
This is Hillary's second visit, as United States Secretary of State, to Indonesia since February 2009.(*)
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