Published 7 September 2012

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has accepted an invitation from The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 31 October to 2 November 2012.

The President will be accompanied by Mrs. Yudhoyono and will stay at Buckingham Palace.

Background

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh paid a State Visit to Indonesia in 1974 (President Suharto).

President Suharto of Indonesia paid a State Visit to the United Kingdom in 1979.