Statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden’s Travel to North Africa and Asia and Vice President Harris’s Travel to Asia

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will take a look at Egypt, Cambodia, and Indonesia. On November 11th, President Biden will attend the 27th Conference of the Get-togethers to the UN Framework Conference on Local weather Change (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. At COP27, he will build on the considerable work the United States has carried out to progress the world local weather battle and help the most vulnerable create resilience to climate impacts, and he will highlight the want for the planet to act in this decisive ten years. 
 
The President will then be in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from November 12-13 to participate in the once-a-year U.S.-ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit. In Cambodia, he will reaffirm the United States’ enduring determination to Southeast Asia and ASEAN centrality, constructing on the success of the historic U.S.-ASEAN Exclusive Summit in Washington, DC. He will underscore the great importance of U.S.-ASEAN cooperation in guaranteeing stability and prosperity in the location, and the wellbeing of our blended one particular billion people today.
 
The President will be in Bali, Indonesia from November 13th-16th for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. In Bali, the President will commend President Widodo’s management of the G20 and highlight the U.S. commitment to this premier forum for financial cooperation with international locations representing far more than 80% of the world’s GDP. He will do the job with G20 companions to address essential issues these as local weather modify, the worldwide affect of Putin’s war on Ukraine, including on vitality and meals protection and affordability, and a vary of other priorities crucial to the international economic recovery.
 
Next the President’s travel in Asia and North Africa, Vice President Kamala Harris will journey to Bangkok, Thailand to attend the November 18-19 Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting. The Vice President’s participation will underscore the U.S. commitment to economic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific area and she will outline U.S. ambitions for our APEC host 12 months in 2023. For the duration of her visit to Thailand, the Vice President will have interaction with Thai leaders and civil society representatives to reaffirm and reinforce the U.S.-Thai Alliance and to explore our cooperation throughout a variety of issues. Next Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will also journey to Bangkok and take part in the APEC spousal plan among the other engagements. The Vice President will then vacation to Manila, the Philippines. In the Philippines, she will fulfill with authorities leaders and civil society reps. Her pay a visit to with re-affirm and improve the U.S.-Philippines Alliance and underscore the breadth of our cooperation as close friends, companions, and allies. The 2nd Gentleman will also vacation to Manila.
 
Additional details about bilateral engagements and other facts on the excursion will be forthcoming — and we search ahead to owning even more information to share before long.

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