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

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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will visit Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia. On 11.11th, President Biden will attend the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. At COP27, he will build on the significant work the United States has done to advance the global fight on climate and help the most vulnerable build resilience to climate impacts, and he will highlight the need for the world to decisive decade must act.

The President will then be in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on November 12-13 to attend the annual US-ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit. In Cambodia, he will reaffirm the United States’ continued commitment to Southeast Asia and ASEAN centrality, building on the success of the historic US-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, DC. He will underscore the importance of US-ASEAN cooperation in ensuring security and prosperity in the region and for the well-being of our collective one billion people.

The President will be in Bali, Indonesia, starting November 13th-16th for the summit of the G20 heads of state and government. In Bali, the President will commend President Widodo’s leadership at the G20 and highlight US commitment to this premier forum for economic cooperation with countries that account for more than 80% of global GDP. He will work with G20 partners to address key challenges such as climate change, the global implications of Putin’s war on Ukraine, including energy and food security and affordability, and a range of other priorities important to global economic recovery .

Following the President’s trip to Asia and North Africa, Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Bangkok, Thailand, to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Heads’ Meeting on November 18-19. The Vice President’s attendance will underscore US commitment to economic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and she will outline US goals for our APEC Host Year in 2023. During her visit to Thailand, the Vice President will engage with Thai leaders and civil society representatives to reaffirm and strengthen the US-Thai alliance and to discuss our cooperation on a range of issues. The second gentleman Douglas Emhoff will also travel to Bangkok and participate in the APEC spouse program, among other things. The Vice President will then travel to Manila in the Philippines. In the Philippines, she will meet government leaders and civil society representatives. Your visit reaffirms and strengthens the US-Philippines alliance and underscores the breadth of our working together as friends, partners and allies. The second gentleman will also travel to Manila.

Additional information on bilateral engagements and other details of the trip will be released shortly – and we look forward to sharing more details soon.

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