Readout of the President’s Call with Indonesian President-Elect Widodo

Yesterday evening President Obama called Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo to offer the American people’s congratulations on his election as the next President of the Republic of Indonesia.  The President noted that through this free and fair election, the people of Indonesia have once again shown their commitment to democracy.

The President reaffirmed that the United States deeply values the close and cooperative relationship with Indonesia, including the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership, which has strengthened our bilateral ties and facilitated deeper cooperation on common regional and global challenges.

President Obama told President-elect Widodo that he looks forward to meeting him at the earliest opportunity and to working with him to deepen the U.S.-Indonesia partnership, expand ties between our two peoples, and promote our shared objectives in Asia and around the world.