Resolution to Recognize and Commend the United States-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership and Its Global Significance of Enhanced Cooperation between the United States and Indonesia
WHEREAS, the United States-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership is a commitment by the United States and Indonesia to broaden, deepen and elevate bilateral relations between the United States and Indonesia; and
WHEREAS, the partnership recognizes the global significance of enhanced cooperation between the world’s second and third largest democracies, the tremendous possibilities for economic development, and the importance of fostering exchanges and mutual understanding between two of the world’s most diverse nations; and
WHEREAS, work on the Comprehensive Partnership began in mid-2009, following United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Indonesia in early 2009 when the Secretary and Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda announced that the United States and Indonesia would begin discussions on developing a Comprehensive Partnership between the two countries, and the Presidents of both countries would launch the Comprehensive Partnership when President Obama visits Indonesia in 2010; and
WHEREAS, the United States has important economic, commercial and security interests in Indonesia, which is a linchpin of regional security due to its strategic location astride a number of key international maritime straits, particularly the Malacca Strait;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the [INSERT LEGISLATIVE BODY] recognizes and commends the United States-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership and its global significance of enhanced cooperation between the United States and Indonesia; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States, the President of Indonesia, the United States Secretary of State, the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, the Indonesian Ambassador to the United States, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and USINDO.
Approved by the ALEC Board of Directors on September 19, 2010.