US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken Stops by Bali to Attend G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting

- 08 July 2022 15:25 WIB
US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken waving while entering his plane. (Ronny Przysucha/US State Department)
US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken waving while entering his plane. (Ronny Przysucha/US State Department)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will be stopping by Bali to attend the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting before moving on to Bangkok, Thailand from July 6 to 11. 

Blinken will be reinforcing the United States' commitment to working with international partners to confront global challenges, according to a spokesman for the US Department of State, Ned Price.

This will include food and energy security and "the threat Russia’s continued war against Ukraine presents to the international order," said Ned in a statement published on the official website of the US Embassy and Consulate in Indonesia.

Also read: French FM Catherine Colonna Calls for Humanitarian and Financial Support for Ukraine at G20

"In addition to attending G20-related engagements, the Secretary will hold a bilateral meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi," the statement said.

"Among other bilateral engagements, Secretary Blinken will also meet with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the margins of the G20."

US Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia Sung Y. Kim, welcomed Blinken's arrival in Indonesia via his official Twitter page.

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken being welcomed by the US Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia at the airport. (Photo courtesy of US Ambassador Twitter Sung Y. Kim @USAmbIndonesia)

"Selamat datang kembali! (Welcome back!) Excited to welcome @SecBlinken once again to Indonesia. Looking forward to @g20org meetings in Bali & advancing our mutual cooperation and partnerships to Recover Together, Recover Stronger," Kim said on his Twitter account.

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