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Jul 12, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Hillary Clinton to Indonesia End of July

Washington - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Indonesia and Hong Kong later this month to take part in several regional forums and held many bilateral talks, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton will arrive in Bali, Indonesia, on July 21 after a two-day visit to India, and will take part in the talks and meet with the ASEAN foreign ministers of the East Asia Summit, State Department spokesman said Victoria Nuland.
"His visit to Indonesia demonstrate U.S. commitment to continuously improve strategic engagement in Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)," Nuland said in a statement.
He will take part on July 22 in the post ASEAN ministerial conference, hosted by Indonesia, which today is the leader of ASEAN.
He will also meet with foreign ministers from the East Asia Summit (EAS), to prepare for the participation of President Barack Obama for the first time in the country's 18th summit in November.
Also in the trip to Indonesia, Hillary Clinton will host a ministerial meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) fourth with the foreign ministers of Cambodia, Laos. Thailand and Vietnam, said Nuland.
The U.S. will also hold a trilateral meeting with Japan and South Korea, and Hillary Clinton will hold a number of bilateral permbicaraan, he added.
On July 23, Ny. Clinton will lead the U.S. delegation to the ASEAN Regional Forum of the 18th to discuss regional security issues, and deliver opening remarks at the Regional Entrepreneurship Summit is the first ever held.
And the next day, the chief U.S. diplomat will meet with Foreign Minister Indenesia Natalegawa to discuss important issues of bilateral, regional and global levels.
On July 25, he will meet in Hong Kong with Eskekutif leader Donald Tsang and the members of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong.
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday he would discuss the global economic situation in a speech in Hong Kong in late July.
"In Hong Kong later this month, I will talk about the rules and values ​​that support our global economic order," said U.S. diplomats at the conference that the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, based in Washington.
Foreign minister's visit began on Friday when he made the first trip to Turkey, Greece and India.