Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with President Joko Widodo of Indonesia

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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali, Indonesia.  President Biden underscored the importance of the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership and the two leaders discussed ways to strengthen it. President Biden congratulated Indonesia on a successful G20 and G20 Presidency and expressed support for Indonesia’s leadership in the Indo-Pacific as the world’s third largest democracy and a strong proponent of the international rules-based order. The two leaders also discussed Indonesia’s upcoming 2023 chairmanship of ASEAN, with President Biden reiterating the United States’ commitment to ASEAN centrality and our support for the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific.