February 1st, 2010
04:15 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama, first lady to visit Indonesia, Australia in March

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/01/art.obamas.0115.gi.jpg caption="President Obama will visit Australia and Indonesia in March."]Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to Indonesia and Australia in the second half of March, the White House announced Monday.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, would visit the two nations to advance U.S. interests in the region.

No specific dates were provided.

Obama spent part of his childhood in Indonesia, which Gibbs noted has the world's largest Muslim population. The trip to Australia will commemorate the 70th anniversary of U.S. relations with the country, Gibbs said.

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  1. Willy Brown

    Maybe he will find his birth certificate there

    February 1, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  2. Tom

    Quit wasting our money, get behind your desk and do something that doesn't take money away from people's taxes and gives to people who don't pay any!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 1, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. Glen Beck is king of the morons

    Have a great trip President Obama.

    February 1, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  4. Vet in TX

    OK maybe I can shed some light on this......Indonesia has the highest muslim population in the world, hence a high extremist population, therefore It would behoove our nation and the rest of the world for him to be there in support of the fight against terror. Hopefully our short self siding memories can remember the night club bombings that put all travelers of that region on danger.......probably not!

    There are more places outside of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, and India (yes all of those to name a few) that harbor terror, I wonder if all this attention for "finding the needle in the haystack birth certificate", "out of control spending", "he's a socialist", would have been put to use to find "yellow cake Uranium purchased from Niger" how many of us fellow Americans would be in a better place.......I'll wait......thank you!

    February 1, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
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