Dear Mr. President,
On behalf of the people of the United States, I extend our heartfelt wishes to you and the people of Indonesia as you celebrate 78 years of independence.
The strategic partnership between the United States and Indonesia advances our shared democratic principles and the security and prosperity of our peoples. Together, our countries are promoting a bright and resilient future in a free and open Indo-Pacific. We are working together to address global challenges like climate change and the protection of the environment. We are strengthening the people-to-people ties that form the basis of our partnership. The United States also commends Indonesia’s leadership during your ASEAN Chairmanship and supports the 2023 ASEAN theme, “ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth.”
I look forward to further deepening and expanding our cooperation and friendship in the year ahead. Congratulations on this joyous Indonesian Independence Day.
Joseph R. Biden Jr.