Summary

  • Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to New Delhi, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Malé, Maldives; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Hanoi, Vietnam October 25-30.

  • In New Delhi, Secretary Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and their Indian counterparts led the third annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue to advance the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and expand cooperation to promote stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and the world.

  • Secretary Pompeo traveled to Colombo to underscore the commitment of the United States to a partnership with a strong, sovereign Sri Lanka and to advance our common goals for a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

  • Thereafter, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Malé to reaffirm our close bilateral relationship and advance our partnership on issues ranging from regional maritime security to the fight against terrorism.

  • The Secretary traveled to Jakarta to deliver public remarks and meet with his Indonesian counterparts to affirm the two countries’ vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

  • Secretary Pompeo then traveled to Hanoi to meet with counterparts to reaffirm the strength of the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership and promote our shared commitment to a peaceful and prosperous region.

U.S. Department of State

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