President leaves for G20 summit
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono left Jakarta on Wednesday for Pittsburg, the United States, to attend the G20 summit that will be held on Friday and Saturday.
Yudhoyono, accompanied by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, left with Finance Minister and Acting Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Sri Mulyani, Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu and Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) chairman M.S. Hidayat.
On Sunday, the President will visit Harvard University in Boston and give a speech on religious harmony.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla, National Police chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri, Attorney General Hendarman Supandji and State Secretary Hatta Radjasa were present at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport to see him off.
Yudhoyono was expected to announce the issuance of a government regulation in-lieu-of-law (Perppu) on the appointment of three interim leaders to fill the vacant posts at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prior to his departure.