Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones will travel to Indonesia June 16–19 and Kazakhstan June 20–26.
In Indonesia, Dr. Jones will represent the United States at the fourth annual Climate and Environment Working Group Meeting, formed under the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership. Under the Partnership, the United States and Indonesia cooperate on a wide range of activities to advance low carbon growth and address major threats to the world’s environment. Dr. Jones will also meet with government officials to discuss science and technology, and how civil society and U.S. companies can support the promotion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Dr. Jones will lead a U.S. delegation to Kazakhstan for the first Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on Science and Technology Cooperation between our countries. The United States and Kazakhstan have a long and robust history of science and engineering cooperation. The JCM will assess new areas of collaboration including biomedical research to improve human and animal health, sharing of scientific data to better manage natural resources, and reducing the use and generation of hazardous substances to prevent environmental damage.