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Obama congratulates Indonesian president on his re-election

US President Barack Obama has congratulated his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on his re-election and said the two countries are committed for developing a comprehensive partnership.

world Updated: Jul 15, 2009 07:55 IST

US President Barack Obama has congratulated his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on his re-election and said the two countries are committed for developing a comprehensive partnership.

"The relationship between the United States and Indonesia is based on common interests and common values, including, tolerance, respect for human rights and diversity, and promotion of economic development," Obama said in a statement.

"President Yudhoyono and I are committed to working together to develop a comprehensive partnership that builds upon these shared values, interests, and our common aspirations," he said.

The Indonesian presidential elections were held July 8 in which Yudhoyono has been reelected for the second five year term.

"I wish to offer my personal congratulations to President Yudhoyono and make clear America's desire to work with him and the Indonesian people in the years to come to build an even stronger relationship between our two countries," Obama said.