Subject: USGOV: Bush To Welcome Indonesia's President to White House May 25

Also: INDONESIAN PRESIDENT TO DISCUSS MILITARY TIES DURING US VISIT 25 MAY

Text: Bush To Welcome Indonesia's President to White House May 25

(Presidents to discuss tsunami relief, bilateral and regional issues) (170)

Following is a May 6 White House press release announcing the upcoming visit of Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to the White House May 25:

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary (Riga, Latvia) May 6, 2005

STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY

Visit of President Yudhoyono of Indonesia

President Bush will welcome President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to the White House on May 25. President Yudhoyono came to office last October in Indonesia's first direct presidential election, an event that capped a series of impressive democratic reforms in recent years. This will be President Yudhoyono's first visit to Washington in his current capacity, though the two leaders met on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Santiago last November. The two Presidents will discuss tsunami relief and reconstruction, as well as ways to strengthen further our cooperation on a range of bilateral, regional, and international issues.

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(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov) NNNN

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INDONESIAN PRESIDENT TO DISCUSS MILITARY TIES DURING US VISIT 25 MAY

Text of report in English by Indonesian news agency Antara web site

Jakarta: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will not only meet with US President George W. Bush but also American businessmen who have made investment in Indonesia and have not during his visit to the US, an official said [sentence as carried].

"President will hold one-on-one talks with some American investors. He will meet them directly," presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal said at presidential office here Friday.

Yudhoyono will depart Jakarta on 24 May and begin his working visit on 25 May, he said adding that the head of state will have hearth-to-heart talks with the American businessmen.

Dino did not name the US entrepreneurs who want to meet with Yudhoyono but said there are many American investors who are eager to meet with the Indonesian leader.

"Economic and educational issues will be among main agenda for the meeting between President Yudhoyono and the US investors," he said.

Yudhoyono will meet with Bush in Washington DC and will hold a joint press conference latter on 25 May, Dino said adding that the Indonesian president will have a luncheon with US Vice President Dick Cheney later on the day.

During the meeting with Bush, Yudhoyono will likely discuss military ties between the countries, he said.

The Indonesian and US presidents are also scheduled to attend the Asian American Heritage during which Yudhoyono will become an honorary guest, Dino said.

The Indonesian president will meet with US Asian Business Council and address a meeting with US Indonesia Society on Wednesday night (25 May), he said.

Yudhoyono, he said, will also have a luncheon with US senators and meet with American investors on 26 May.

Source: Antara news agency, Jakarta, in English 6 May 05


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