Travel to Egypt, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand on November 11-18, 2022
While in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on November 11, Secretary Blinken joined President Biden at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (“COP-27”) to advance the United States’ efforts to strengthen global climate ambition. The Secretary supported the President in urging countries to implement their climate commitments, encouraging all nationally determined contributions to be aligned with the 1.5 degree Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement, and ensuring COP-27 is responsive to the priorities and needs of the African continent and of vulnerable developing countries and communities everywhere.
While in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on November 12-13, Secretary Blinken supported President Biden’s participation in the U.S.-ASEAN and East Asia Summits. The President and Secretary reaffirmed our partnership with ASEAN and support for ASEAN centrality and discussed regional and global challenges, including the ongoing humanitarian and human rights crisis in Burma. The United States underscored the importance of U.S.-ASEAN cooperation in ensuring security and prosperity in the region and the wellbeing of our combined one billion people.
While in Bali, Indonesia, on November 13-16, Secretary Blinken supported President Biden’s participation in the G20 Leaders’ Summit. The President and Secretary commended President Widodo’s leadership of the G20 and highlighted the U.S. commitment to this premier forum for economic cooperation with countries representing more than 80 percent of the world’s GDP. The United States reinforced our commitment to work with G20 partners to address key challenges such as climate change and the global impact of President Putin’s war on Ukraine, including on energy and food security and affordability, as well as a range of other priorities important to the global economic recovery.
In Bangkok, Thailand, on November 16-17, the Secretary advanced economic policies in the Asia-Pacific region to promote free, fair, and open trade and investment and advance inclusive and sustainable growth with other foreign and trade ministers at the APEC Ministerial Meeting. He also supported Vice President Kamala Harris’s participation in APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, where she underscored U.S. economic leadership and outlined U.S. goals for our APEC host year in 2023, which will build on the progress from Thailand’s host year.
- November 17, 2022 Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don
- November 17, 2022 Secretary Antony J. Blinken And United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai At a Joint Press Availability
- November 17, 2022 Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai Before Their Meeting
- November 17, 2022 Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the Handover of the APEC Ministerial Meeting to the United States
- November 17, 2022 Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son Before Their Meeting
- November 17, 2022 Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape Before Their Meeting
- November 12, 2022 Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba Before Their Meeting
- November 12, 2022 The United States-Cambodia Relationship
- November 12, 2022 Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba
- November 11, 2022 Demonstrating the U.S. Commitment to Climate Action at COP27
- November 16, 2022 Public Schedule – November 17, 2022
- November 15, 2022 Public Schedule – November 16, 2022
- November 14, 2022 Public Schedule – November 15, 2022
- November 14, 2022 Public Schedule – November 14, 2022
- November 13, 2022 Public Schedule – November 13, 2022
- November 12, 2022 Public Schedule – November 12, 2022
- November 10, 2022 Public Schedule – November 11, 2022