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  • Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken traveled to the United Kingdom, Indonesia, and Malaysia from December 9-16, 2021.

  • Secretary Blinken first traveled to Liverpool, United Kingdom, December 10-12 to attend the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting. The Secretary looked forward to speaking with G7 members and additional countries joining as guests, including Australia, India, the Republic of Korea, and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Secretary Blinken discussed a range of issues, including geopolitical and security matters, the buildup of Russian forces on Ukraine’s border, development infrastructure through the Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative, COVID-19 vaccines and global health security, and growth in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • Secretary Blinken then traveled to Indonesia and Malaysia, December 13-16. In Jakarta, the Secretary delivered remarks on the significance of the Indo-Pacific region and underscored the importance of the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership. In Malaysia, he advanced the U.S.-Malaysia partnership on addressing shared challenges, including COVID-19, building resilient supply chains, and ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Throughout the trip, Secretary Blinken met with government officials, civil society leaders, business stakeholders, and U.S. embassy personnel.



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