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“The secretary feels it’s important that we need to reach out and reach out early to Indonesia.” Just so long as she doesn’t show up with any members of the Rotary Club, all should be well.
“Clinton reaching out to Muslims with Indonesia visit,” by Lachlan Carmichael for AFP, February 5 (thanks to Joe Smetyna):
WASHINGTON (AFP) — New US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has chosen to visit Indonesia on her first overseas trip because she wants to “reach out” to the Muslim world, a spokesman said Thursday.
Indonesia is “an important country for the United States” as the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters who asked why she included Indonesia on her visit to Asia.
“And the secretary feels it’s important that we need to reach out and reach out early to Indonesia,” Wood said.
Clinton will meet senior Indonesian officials in Jakarta to discuss “the close and growing partnership with Indonesia and prospectives on common interests in southeast Asia,” he said….