U.S. President Barack Obama says he will travel to Indonesia in November, fulfilling a twice-postponed promise to visit the country where he once lived as a boy.
In an address to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday, Mr. Obama said he would travel to Indonesia following a previously scheduled visit to India. During the same trip, he will attend a Group of 20 summit in South Korea and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Japan.
Mr. Obama has long planned to visit the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, scheduling the visit for March and then June of this year. The trip was postponed once because of pressing health-care legislation and then because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Indonesia has not complained publicly about the postponements. However President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has announced he will not come to New York for a meeting Friday between Mr. Obama and Southeast Asian leaders. He says he had previous commitments.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.