24 Sep 2010

Indonesia trip back on - but not to Australia

12:56 pm on 24 September 2010

United States President Barack Obama is to make a trip to Indonesia in November, but Australia is again off the itinerary.

The ABC reports Mr Obama earlier called off two previous plans to visit the two countries - first to concentrate on passing his health care reform bill and then over the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

The president will now go to Indonesia as part of a trip that will also take him to South Korea for a G20 meeting and to Tokyo for the APEC summit.

The US ambassador in Australia has given assurances that Mr Obama will eventually visit Australia.