Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Travels to Hawaii, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
November 10, 2011
Secretary Clinton Waves While Boarding Airplane

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii; Manila, Philippines; Bangkok, Thailand; and Bali, Indonesia November 9-19, 2011, underscoring U.S. efforts to fully engage the region's multilateral institutions and to strengthen key alliances.

Secretary Clinton will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii November 9 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. On November 10, Secretary Clinton will give remarks at the East-West Center, recapping the APEC 2011 year and underscoring America's Pacific century. She will also meet bilaterally with a number of foreign ministers and representatives from the Asia-Pacific region. Later that evening, she will co-host the APEC Ministers Dinner with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

On November 11, Secretary Clinton will co-host, along with Ambassador Ron Kirk, a joint session with foreign and trade ministers. Secretary Clinton will lead her foreign minister counterparts at a High-Level Dialogue on Disaster Resiliency and chair a working luncheon High-Level Dialogue on Open Governance and Economic Growth. Later that afternoon, Secretary Clinton will deliver remarks at the APEC CEO Summit, highlighting the benefits of broader inclusion of women in the global economy. On November 12, the Secretary will host a meeting of Pacific Island leaders as part of the Administration's commitment to ongoing dialogue with this region. On November 12-13, Secretary Clinton joins President Obama for his bilateral meetings and the North American Leaders Summit.

Secretary Clinton will travel to Manila, Philippines on November 15 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty. Her visit there will underscore the Administration's ongoing broader efforts to reaffirm and broaden our alliances. In addition to meetings with Philippine officials on November 16, Secretary Clinton will also participate in a signing ceremony to launch the implementation phase of the Partnership for Growth with the Philippines.

On November 16, Secretary Clinton will travel to Bangkok, Thailand to underscore our strong alliance with Thailand and U.S. support for Thailand's recovery efforts following severe flooding. She will meet with senior officials to discuss shared interests and regional issues in advance of the East Asia Summit.

Secretary Clinton will travel to Bali, Indonesia November 17-19 for the East Asia Summit and the U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Meeting.

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Beats D.
November 10, 2011

Dre writes:

looks like she's having a lot of fun

November 10, 2011

Luis in Spain writes:

Best wishes to Secretary Clinton travels. She is a great woman.

Virginia, USA
November 11, 2011

Donald M. in Virginia writes:

Best wishes and safe trip for Mrs. Hillery Clinton and team! May all Veterans enjoy today, for the job the United States Military does for our Homeland keeping everyone safe! Bravo Zulu!

Donald P.
November 12, 2011

Donald P. in Thailand writes:

Update: 12/11/2011 Saturday 10:30 A.M. Thanks to Kathryn an officer at the U.S.Embassy who has been checking in and trying to assist me and help me by contacting Thai relief centers, Thanks also to the Thai Red Cross and last but not least thanks to my local district Phsri Charoen they delivered to my front door much needed emergency supplies such as water, mama noodle, sardines, rice, garbage bags, first aid kit etc. I am very much appreciative of these supplies and the effort of all involved to get all of this to me by boat and to make my life much easier than it has been since 31/10/2011. Many special thanks to my local district Phsri Charoen and to Kathryn at the U.S. Embassy American Services.


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