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After Disaster Visit, SBY Heads back to Hanoi

30 Oct

SBY-Mentawai
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C) talks to local government officials during his visit to the remains of the tsunami-hit South Pagai subdistrict in Indonesias Mentawai islands October 28, 2010. The tsunami that pounded remote islands in western Indonesia following an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra has killed more than 100 people and left hundreds more missing.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono flew back to Hanoi for an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit Friday after leaving Vietnam to visit victims of a devastating tsunami off Indonesia’s Sumatra island.
Yudhoyono returned to the summit a day after visiting the Mentawai islands, where around 400 people were killed when an undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami on Monday.

“There are several agendas there that the head of the country will follow,“ presidential spokesman Teuku Faizasyah was quoted as saying by the state news agency Antara.

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Posted by on October 30, 2010 in Indonesia

 

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