National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone yesterday with Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi of Indonesia. Mr. Sullivan conveyed his deep concern regarding the missing Indonesian submarine off the coast of Bali, underscoring that the United States would do everything possible to support Indonesia’s search and rescue effort. He highlighted the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to deepening the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership and promoting ASEAN centrality. They discussed the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Burma and agreed that democracy should be swiftly restored. They also discussed the importance of upholding international law in the South China Sea.
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