Clinton visits USAID-sponsored toilets in Petojo
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited on Thursday a toilet-provision project sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Petojo Utara in Central Jakarta as part of her two-day visit to Indonesia.
Tempointeraktif.com reported Clinton arrived at the subdistrict after she had met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
During a press conference at the neighborhood Junior High School 38, Clinton said she had planned this brief visit as part of her people-to-people approach to diplomacy.
“Through this kind of interaction, I can find out what the public feels and can encourage them to better their quality of live,” she said.
Due to her tight schedule, Clinton failed to attend a cooking demonstration housewives living in the area had organized not did she taste the food they had prepared.
At 1:30 p.m., she left the subdistrict and headed to Halim Perdanakusuma airport to continue on with her official trips to South Korea and China. (ewd)