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Indonesia president Yudhoyono inaugurated

Oct. 20, 2009 at 12:46 PM   |   Comments

JAKARTA, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was sworn in Tuesday for a second five-year term as president of Indonesia, officials said.

After the ceremony, Yudhoyono hosted foreign dignitaries at the Merdeka Palace, including Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Timor Leste President Ramos Horta, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, The Jakarta Post reported.

Also in attendance, the newspaper said, were special envoys from the United States, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Czech Republic.

The Post said the United States was represented by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson, while Japanese member of Parliament Kozo Watanabe and South Korean National Assembly member Lee Sang-deuk also congratulated Yudhoyono.

New Zealand was reportedly represented by Trade Minister Tim Groser.

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