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.
.@SecPompeo will travel to Bangkok, Thailand, Australia, and the Federated States of Micronesia from July 30th - August 6th to deepen our long-standing alliances & vibrant bilateral relations with these countries and to reconfirm our commitment to ASEAN. pic.twitter.com/5HJXwwaNSz— Department of State (@StateDept) July 25, 2019
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.
It’s AUSMIN time again #AUSMIN2019 comes at an important time as we continue to grow our close working relationship in #IndoPacific and build on the shared values that make the #USwithAUS alliance so strong. Looking forward to meeting in #Sydney soon! https://t.co/LJwYtNeb7K pic.twitter.com/rbcYZPpTEJ— US Embassy Canberra (@USAembassyinOZ) July 30, 2019
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.