U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
April 25, 2019
Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Travels to Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, and Japan
Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, and Japan from April 29 to May 6, 2019.
On April 29, Under Secretary Hale will be in Jakarta to meet with government of Indonesia counterparts, as well as civil society and youth leaders. The United States and Indonesia maintain a Strategic Partnership and celebrate 70 years of bilateral ties in 2019. He will also meet with ASEAN Permanent Representatives to reaffirm ASEAN’s central role in promoting a peaceful, prosperous, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
On April 30, he will meet with Thai officials and representatives of civil society in Bangkok to discuss bilateral, regional, and ASEAN priorities and Thailand’s role as a leader in the region.
On May 1–3, he will travel to Burma to meet with government and civic leaders to underscore the United States’ continued support for the democratic transition in Burma, efforts to end conflict and achieve national peace and reconciliation, and resolution of the grave humanitarian and human rights crisis in Rakhine State.
On May 6, he will travel to Tokyo to meet with officials and discuss the U.S. – Japan Alliance and bilateral issues of mutual interest.