Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to the United Kingdom, Lithuania, and Indonesia, July 9-15, 2023.
Secretary Blinken will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia, to participate in the annual U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, and ASEAN Regional Forum. At each meeting, the Secretary will emphasize the United States’ commitment to ASEAN centrality and support for the ASEAN-U.S. Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. He will address economic cooperation, the global fight against climate change, the ongoing crisis in Burma, the situation in the South China Sea, and Russia’s war against Ukraine. The Secretary will also participate in the second U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Dialogue alongside his counterpart, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.
In advance of the Secretary’s travel to Indonesia, he will accompany President Biden on his trip to the United Kingdom and Lithuania for NATO meetings from July 9-12.