President Yudhoyono will work with Obama
PRESIDENT Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hailed the dawn of a new American era under US president Barack Obama, but warned the newly elect of difficulties ahead. Yudhoyono said Obama had “assumed office at a critical juncture for humanity, a time of enormous challenges but also boundless opportunity”.
“I will work with him and other world leaders in any way we can to promote enduring peace and progress in our time,” he said on Wednesday, Januari 21,2009.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said, “We are eager for him to get to work so that with him we can change the world.”
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown hailed Obama as a “man of great vision” and his arrival as a “new chapter in both American history and the world’s history”.
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said his country would await the “practical policies” of the new US president before passing judgement on him.
Pope Benedict XVI sent a message to Obama calling on him “to promote understanding, cooperation and peace” among nations. (thejakartapost.com)