A Message from President Obama on Indonesia’s Independence Day

Dear Mr. President:


The American people join me in congratulating you and the people of Indonesia on this 69th anniversary of your nation’s independence August 17.

The United States values and appreciates its important partnership with Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy.  Our countries, united by shared values and strategic interests, have deepened ties under the Comprehensive Partnership announced four years ago.  I look forward to enhanced and continued cooperation under this framework as we work together to promote peace, prosperity, and democracy.

Please accept my best wishes for a joyous commemoration of your independence.



Barack Obama