Thursday, September 24

Obama to visit Australia

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SYDNEY: US President Barack Obama is planning to visit Australia in November, according to The Australian newspaper on Friday.

It would be the first time Obama was in Australia as leader, the newspaper says.

Obama is also expected to visit Indonesia in November, a year after his first visit to that nation as president.

The newspaper says that the federal Government is expecting Obama to come to Australia after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting in the President’s home state of Hawaii on November 12-13.

Obama has not been to Australia since he became president in January 2009. His scheduled trips to Australia and Indonesia in March and June 2010 were canceled because of important political matters at home.