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Secretary Clinton: Travel to Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia


November 11, 2012 to November 20, 2012

Interactive Travel Map | Photos: Australia - East Asia Summit Cambodia 2012 | President's Trip

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Perth and Adelaide, Australia; Singapore; Bangkok, Thailand; Rangoon, Burma; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia November 11-20, 2012.

On November 11, Secretary Clinton traveled to Perth, Australia to join U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith for the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) to discuss security cooperation and other regional and global issues. In Perth, Secretary Clinton met with Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Foreign Minister Bob Carr. She also visited the new Western Australia – United States & Asia Centre (USAC). She traveled to Adelaide where she met with Australian business leaders as well as visited Techport Australia, Australia’s largest and most advanced shipbuilding facility.

Secretary Clinton traveled to Singapore on November 16-17 to meet with senior government officials, including Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Foreign Minister Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam, on a wide range of issues.

On November 17, Secretary Clinton traveled to Bangkok, Thailand. She joined President Obama and his delegation on November 18 for meetings with Prime Minister Yingluck and other senior Thai officials to underscore our strong alliance and discuss shared priorities and regional issues in advance of the ASEAN East Asia Summit.

Secretary Clinton accompanied President Obama to Burma on November 19, and joined his meetings with Burmese President Thein Sein and Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament Aung San Suu Kyi.

Secretary Clinton also accompanied President Obama on his travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia November 19-20 to attend the U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Meeting and the East Asia Summit.

Remarks
11/17/2012  Background Briefing With a Senior State Department Official
11/17/2012  Delivering on the Promise of Economic Statecraft
11/15/2012  Meeting With Embassy Singapore Staff and Their Families
11/15/2012  Remarks With Australian Minister for Resources and Energy Martin Ferguson After Their Meeting
11/15/2012  Remarks at Techport Australia
11/14/2012  Remarks With Australian Foreign Minister Robert Carr, Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith, and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
11/14/2012  Meets with Staff and Families of Mission Perth
11/14/2012  Remarks at a Reception Hosted by Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett
11/14/2012  Remarks at the Opening of the AUSMIN Ministerial
11/13/2012  Remarks at the Launch of the Perth USAsia Centre
11/11/2012 Background Briefing En Route to Perth, Australia

Press Releases / Fact Sheets
11/20/2012  ASEAN Declaration on Human Rights
11/19/2012  The U.S.-ASEAN INSPIRE Initiative
11/19/2012  U.S. Institutional Support for ASEAN
11/18/2012  United States-Myanmar Joint Plan on Trafficking in Persons
11/17/2012  United States-Singapore Relations
11/16/2012  Administration Eases Ban on Imports From Burma
11/16/2012  Energy Diplomacy in the 21st Century
11/15/2012  Joint Communique: Australia and United States - Resources and Energy
11/14/2012  The U.S.-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty
11/14/2012  AUSMIN 2012 Joint Communique

Related Information
President Obama's Asia Trip

Secretary's Schedule
Public Schedule for November 19, 2012
Public Schedule for November 17, 2012
Public Schedule for November 16, 2012
Public Schedule for November 15, 2012
Public Schedule for November 14, 2012
Public Schedule for November 13, 2012



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