On behalf of the Government of the United States, I want to convey my deepest condolences to former President B.J. Habibie’s family and the people of Indonesia on his passing.  President Habibie led his country and people through a key period of Indonesia’s remarkable democratic transition, and made lasting contributions to Indonesia’s economic development, including through his commitment to promoting science and technology.  In this time of mourning, please accept our deepest sympathy and reassurances that the United States will long remember President Habibie’s friendship and his dedication to his country.


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