Security prepared for Obama’s visit: TNI

Indonesian Military (TNI) spokesman Rear Marshal Sagom Tamboen said Friday that security in the country was sound and that the country was ready for US President Barack Obama’s visit from March 20 to 22.

“According to the latest intelligence, we have found that the situation is clear. We have nothing to fear on these dates,” Sagom said on the sidelines of a joint meeting at National Police headquarters.

He promised that the military would take all measures to provide security for the visit.

According to the country’s protocol, the military is responsible for the security of visiting heads of state. The military will be assisted by the police and other state officials.

Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Wahyono earlier said that in order to prepare for Obama’s visit, the police conducted Operation Seven Nusa.

He said the operation was run by officers from Jakarta Police and the National Police.