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President McNamara's visit to the country, his first overseas trip as World Bank Group president, will mark the beginning of a greater engagement between the Bank Group and Indonesia.

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From the beginning of his tenure as president of the the World Bank Group, President McNamara took special interest in Indonesia. This is evidenced by the fact that Indonesia is the first overseas journey McNamara makes as Bank Group president. During his visit, McNamara aims to determine how the World Bank Group can help the country in both the short and long term. He also finalizes discussions related to a permanent World Bank Group resident mission to be established in the country's capital, Jakarta. President McNamara's visit will mark the beginning of a greater engagement between the Bank Group and Indonesia.

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President McNamara visiting the Agriculture Experiment Station in Bogor, Indonesia (1723761; Credit: The World Bank).
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President McNamara visiting the Agriculture Experiment Station in Bogor, Indonesia (1723761; Credit: The World Bank).

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Memorandum describing meeting between President Suharto and President McNamara
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Memorandum describing meeting between President Suharto and President McNamara
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June 20, 1968
The memo, authored by the Bank Group's Director of the Information and Public Affairs Department, primarily consists of President Suharto's description of Indonesia's economic priorities (1771083).

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Program of President McNamara during his visit to Indonesia
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Program of President McNamara during his visit to Indonesia
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June 11, 1968
The president's schedule includes the names of officials called upon and places visited (1772466).

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Statement at press conference by President McNamara
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Statement at press conference by President McNamara
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June 15, 1968
The statement, given at a press conference on President McNamara's last full day in Indonesia, expresses satisfaction with government policy and optimism for the country's future (1786863).

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Interview with Robert S. McNamara
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Interview with Robert S. McNamara
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Interview dates: April 1, May 10, and Oct. 3, 1991
President McNamara discusses Indonesia on pages 26-27, 46-48, and 78-80 of his transcript.
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Interview with Kemal Siber
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Interview with Kemal Siber
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Interview date: Nov. 25, 1991
On pages 5-19 of his transcript, the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative for Indonesia discusses President McNamara and Indonesia.
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President McNamara during a site visit
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President McNamara during a site visit
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1968
President McNamara (left) and Indonesian Minister of Agriculture Toyeb (center) discuss rice production (1723761; Credit: The World Bank).
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President McNamara during a site visit
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President McNamara during a site visit
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1968
President McNamara visiting the Agriculture Experiment Station in Bogor, Indonesia (1723761; Credit: The World Bank).
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President McNamara in Indonesia
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President McNamara in Indonesia
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June 11-16, 1968
President and Mrs. McNamara during their visit to Indonesia (1894097; Credit: The World Bank).
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President McNamara in Indonesia
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President McNamara in Indonesia
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June 11-16, 1968
President and Mrs. McNamara during their visit to Indonesia (1894097; Credit: The World Bank).
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President McNamara in Indonesia
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President McNamara in Indonesia
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June 11-16, 1968
President and Mrs. McNamara during their visit to Indonesia (1894097; Credit: The World Bank).
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President McNamara in Indonesia
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President McNamara in Indonesia
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June 11-16, 1968
President McNamara during his visit to Indonesia (1894097; Credit: The World Bank).
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President McNamara in Indonesia
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President McNamara in Indonesia
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June 11-16, 1968
President McNamara visiting with Indonesian officials (1894097; Credit: The World Bank).
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President Robert S. McNamara
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President Robert S. McNamara
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Robert S. McNamara was named the World Bank Group's fifth president in 1968.
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