FW: Pool report #5 (and lid)

From: Breanna Edwards [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2015 4:46 PM
To: Gabriel, Brian A. Jr. EOP/WHO ; Barnes, Desiree N. EOP/WHO
Subject: Pool report #5 (and lid)

Pool entered Oval Office at 3:51 p.m. Indonesian President Joko Widodo was seated to President Obama's right wearing a dark suit, and white shirt and a red tie. Obama's remarks are as follows (please cross check with transcript)

"it's a great pleasure to welcome President Widodo to the Oval Office... It's a useful occasion for us to emphasize the strength of the bilateral relationship between two of the world's largest democracies."

"I have a very personal in Indonesia given my time there as a child....[but also] our partnership is very much in the interest of the United States given Indonesia's large population, its leadership in the region, its democratic positions, the fact that it is a large Muslim country with the position of tolerance moderation. And its role in trade and commerce and economic development."

"our meeting today helped to emphasize the nature of what I believe is a key strategic partnership."

"I complimented the president on a number of the reforms he has initiated and to discuss how we could continue to strengthen the trade investment and mutual relationships between our two countries... "

"So whether it's helping Indonesia deal with the current difficulties surrounding peat fires or encouraging more and more student exchanges between our two countries, this meeting signifies us taking this partnership to the next level. I believe Mr President you're moving Indonesia in the right direction."

President Obama's remarks ended at 4:00 p.m. as President Widodo began his. (again please cross check with transcript.)

" Indonesia is an open economy...we are the largest economy in South East Asia and Indonesia intends to join the TPP."

Pool was escorted out at 4:06 p.m. as president Widodo wrapped up his remarks.

A travel photo lid was called at 4:17 p.m. Have a good evening everyone.

Breanna Edwards


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