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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Joko Widodo of Indonesia

President Obama will welcome President Joko Widodo of Indonesia to the White House on October 26.  President Widodo will make his first visit to the United States since becoming President of Indonesia.  The President looks forward to charting with President Widodo a new phase for the U.S.-Indonesian partnership.  As leaders of two of the largest democracies in the world, the President and President Widodo will discuss plans to expand existing areas of bilateral cooperation, including in defense, trade and investment, climate and energy, as well ways to pursue new growth areas for the partnership, such as maritime cooperation. They will also discuss ways to address a range of regional and global challenges.