Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink Visits Jakarta and Reaffirms Strength of U.S.-Indonesia Relationship
JAKARTA – Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink met on March 8 and 9 with senior officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment.
During his meetings, Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to strengthening the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership, including cooperation across a range of issues including economic, security, climate, and energy initiatives.The Assistant Secretary discussed progress on a range of initiatives to help Indonesia transition to a cleaner, greener energy system, including the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, the Just Energy Transition Partnership, and Indonesia’s participation in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity. The Assistant Secretary also discussed shared priorities in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and U.S. focus on climate and environmental sustainability under our 2023 host year theme of “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All.” In addition, while meeting with Indonesian members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), a U.S. government program that empowers the next generation of leaders across Southeast Asia through people-to-people connections, Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink noted that the United States is celebrating YSEALI’s 10th anniversary with special events throughout the year in Indonesia, other ASEAN member states, and Timor-Leste. The YSEALI program is set to double in size in 2025, and the U.S. Embassy, together with its Indonesian partners, will host a celebration of the program’s first decade during the YSEALI summit at the end of 2023.
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