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Jakarta Post

Borobudur on the menu for Obama visit

  • Erwida Maulia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 12 2010   /  10:07 am

US President Barack Obama will include a visit to Borobudur, Indonesia’s largest Buddhist monument, in Magelang, Central Java, in his tour to the country next month.

Indonesian Justice and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar said Thursday that Obama’s Indonesian visit would take place from March 20 to 22. Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto, however, said the date was still tentative.

“President Obama’s visit is scheduled to take place in the second or third week of March. His schedule here is still being discussed by Indonesian and US officials,” Djoko told a press conference after a Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Office, which discussed, among others, the Obama visit.

Djoko said as of Thursday, officials from the two countries had agreed that while in Jakarta, Obama would pay a visit to Kalibata Heroes Cemetery...