U.S. President Obama is quoted on the U.S. White House Website as confirming his plans to visit Indonesia in November 2010, his third attempt to visit his boyhood home after plans for his first two visits were postponed due to commitments to pass his health-care agenda and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Speaking to the press at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on Friday, September 24, 2010, at the opening of the U.S. Ė ASEAN Leaders Meeting, President Obama said he plans to visit Indonesia, Korea and Japan during an Asia swing in November 2010. Obama will be attending the APEC Japan 2010 meeting in Yokohama, Japan November 13-14, 2010.
The president also indicated a desire to return to Asia and Indonesia in 2011 to attend an East Asia Summit in Jakarta.
Although Bali formed a part of his original but now cancelled visits to Indonesia, it's still unclear if either of the two planned Indonesian visits will include a Bali stop.
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