Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 7-11. During his travel, Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink will participate in the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue and the ASEAN East Asian Summit Senior Officials Meeting in Jakarta.
While in Jakarta, the Assistant Secretary will also commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), and meet with the new Philippines Permanent Representative to ASEAN. He will also meet with Government of Indonesia counterparts to discuss the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership and bilateral economic, security, climate, and energy initiatives.
While in Kuala Lumpur, the Assistant Secretary will meet with senior Malaysian government officials to discuss strategic priorities and ways to expand our Comprehensive Partnership, including in the areas of law enforcement and counterterrorism cooperation, democracy and human rights, anti-corruption, combatting trafficking in persons, refugees, cybercrime, maritime security, and initiatives related to critical minerals, renewable energy, and biotechnology.