Secretary Blinken’s trip to Bali, Bangkok and Tokyo
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Bali, Indonesia, Bangkok, Thailand, and Tokyo, Japan, July 6-11, 2022.
Secretary Blinken will travel first to Bali, Indonesia to attend the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, where he will reinforce our commitment to working with international partners to address global challenges, including insecurity. food and energy and the threat that Russia’s continued war against Ukraine poses to the international order. In addition to attending G20-related engagements, the Secretary will hold a bilateral meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. Among other bilateral engagements, Secretary Blinken will also meet with State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Wang Yi, on the sidelines of the G20.
In Bangkok, Thailand, Secretary Blinken will meet with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai. He looks forward to discussing a range of issues, including building on the successes of Thailand’s APEC 2022 agenda in our host year of APEC 2023, expanding health cooperation and climate and to deal with the crisis in Burma. He will also meet alumni of American exchange programs. The US-Thai alliance is key to advancing the President’s Indo-Pacific strategy for a free and open, connected, prosperous, secure and resilient region.
Finally, Secretary Blinken will travel to Tokyo, Japan to offer condolences to the Japanese people on the passing of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and to meet with senior Japanese officials. The US-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific and has never been stronger.