Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Thailand, Australia, and Micronesia

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo prepares to depart for an international trip.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo prepares to depart for an international trip.(State Department Photo)

Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Thailand, Australia, and Micronesia

Secretary Pompeo is traveling to Bangkok, Thailand; Sydney, Australia; and Pohnpei, the Federated States of Micronesia, July 30 through August 6, 2019. The Secretary will meet with leaders in these countries to deepen our long-standing alliances and vibrant bilateral relations.

In Bangkok, Secretary Pompeo will co-chair the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial, the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial, and the Siam Society on America’s economic engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.

In Bangkok, the Secretary will also participate in the East Asia Summit (EAS) Ministerial, the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial, and hold a bilateral meeting with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai to discuss ways to further strengthen the U.S.-Thai alliance.

On August 4, Secretary Pompeo will visit Australia, where he along with Secretary of Defense Esper, will lead the U.S. delegation to the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN). As part of his AUSMIN engagement, the Secretary will participate in dialogues aimed at strengthening the Alliance, working shoulder to shoulder with Australia to meet global and transnational challenges, and safeguarding sovereignty in Pacific Island countries and Southeast Asia.

Secretary Pompeo will also deliver remarks on the U.S.-Australia relationship at the State Library of New South Wales and meet with Prime Minister Morrison to discuss continued collaboration on advancing our shared set of values, principles, and overlapping interests.

On August 5, Secretary Pompeo will visit Pohnpei, Micronesia, the first-ever visit by a Secretary of State. While there, the Secretary will meet with the leaders of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Secretary Pompeo will paying his respects and laying a wreath to honor the service of citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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