Remarks With Indonesian President Joko Widodo Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you (inaudible). Thank you for hosting me here today. It's wonderful to be here. The Vice President said to send his regards; he so enjoyed his trip here. And I just wanted to say thanks for being such a great, wonderful strategic partner of the United States of America. We value your democracy here. It's one of the biggest democracies in the world. It's something that America treasures, and so thank you so much for having me here today.

PRESIDENT WIDODO: (Via translation). Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia and also the country with the largest Muslim population in the world. We are also proud that democracy is growing rapidly in Indonesia. The challenge faced by all nations today is how to maintain diversity and respect each other. Indeed, I continue to develop diversity.

Source: U.S. Department of State