Obama to visit Borobudur

Indonesia’s most famous ancient monument is to be visited by the president of the United States when he makes his visit to Indonesia next month.

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Borobudur on the menu for Obama visit
Jakarta Post, 12 February 2010

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.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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