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U.S., IMF Officials Go to Indonesia

January 9, 1998

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Clinton administration and the International Monetary Fund, responding Thursday night to a worsening economic crisis, dispatched top officials to Indonesia to discuss salvaging a faltering bailout effort.

President Clinton called Indonesian President Suharto from Air Force One to discuss the economic situation after the Indonesian currency plunged to a record low on Thursday.

During the 20-mintue call, Clinton made it ``quite clear that the IMF program needs to be followed,″ said a senior administration official, speaking to reporters on the condition of anonymity.

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