Message from Secretary Blinken regarding Indonesia Independence Day

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Press StatementAntony J. Blinken, Secretary of StateAugust 17, 2023

On behalf of the United States of America, I extend our congratulations to the people of Indonesia on the occasion of your Independence Day.

The United States and Indonesia enjoy a strong strategic partnership enhanced by our shared commitment to democracy and the close ties between our peoples.  I commend Indonesia’s work in facilitating growth and building a resilient future through your Chairmanship of ASEAN this year.  I was pleased to participate in the U.S.-ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference, East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, and ASEAN Regional Forum, as well as the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Dialogue, in Jakarta in July.  The United States looks forward to many more years of collaboration as we work towards a free and open, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

We send the people of Indonesia our best wishes as you celebrate this joyous Independence Day.