Obama to Visit Indonesia in November
US President Barack Obama is to make an official visit to Indonesia in November, he announced at the United Nations in New York on Thursday, after previous visits this year to the country where he spent time as a child were canceled due to domestic issues.
Obama made the announcement during a speech to the UN General Assembly.
He called off plans to make his first visit to Indonesia as president due to his ultimately successful drive to pass healthcare reform in March and then over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, in May.
The president noted in his speech that he had already announced plans to visit India in November, adding that “I will continue to Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.”
Obama will then make previously scheduled trips to South Korea and Japan.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment