Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Presidential Election in Indonesia (Final Election Result Confirmed)

October 8, 2004

  1. In the direct presidential election held for the first time in Indonesia, it has been confirmed through peaceful and smooth electoral process that Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (former Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs) will be inaugurated as the sixth president of the country. Japan congratulates Mr. Y'udhoyono and the people of Indonesia.

  2. Japan intends to continue maintaining friendly and close bilateral relations with the new administration of Indonesia and make every possible effort for supporting Indonesia's reform efforts in various fields.

  3. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has already sent a message of congratulations to Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president-elect, through Japanese Embassy in Indonesia.

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