United States | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy Travels to Thailand, Indonesia, and Hawaii

United States – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for East Asian and Pacific Affairs W. Patrick Murphy travels to Thailand, Indonesia, and Hawaii March 18-22.

PDAS Murphy will visit Bangkok, Thailand March 18-19 to meet with Royal Thai government interlocutors and other stakeholders to discuss Thailand’s 2019 ASEAN Chairmanship and the U.S.-Thailand alliance.

He will visit Jakarta March 20 to lead the U.S. delegation at Indonesia’s high-level dialogue on Indo-Pacific cooperation. He will hold bilateral consultations to discuss U.S. and partner nation priorities in the region. PDAS Murphy will also meet with Indonesian officials to discuss issues of mutual interest and efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership in this 70th year of diplomatic ties.

In Honolulu, Hawaii, March 21-22, PDAS Murphy will meet with senior officials at the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and locally-based entities and experts focused on the Indo-Pacific region.


SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV on March 13, 2019.