Joe Biden

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

October 28, 2022

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will visit Egypt, Cambodia, and Indonesia. On November 11th, President Biden will attend the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. At COP27, he will build on the significant work the United States has undertaken to advance the global climate fight and help the most vulnerable build resilience to climate impacts, and he will highlight the need for the world to act in this decisive decade.

The President will then be in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from November 12-13 to participate in the annual U.S.-ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit. In Cambodia, he will reaffirm the United States' enduring commitment to Southeast Asia and ASEAN centrality, building on the success of the historic U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, DC. He will underscore the importance of U.S.-ASEAN cooperation in ensuring security and prosperity in the region, and the wellbeing of our combined one billion people.

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 leadership of the G20 and highlight the U.S. commitment to this premier forum for economic cooperation with countries representing more than 80% of the world's GDP. He will work with G20 partners to address key challenges such as climate change, the global impact of Putin's war on Ukraine, including on energy and food security and affordability, and a range of other priorities important to the global economic recovery.

Following the President's travel in Asia and North Africa, Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Bangkok, Thailand to attend the November 18-19 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting. The Vice President's participation will underscore the U.S. commitment to economic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and she will outline U.S. 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 U.S.-Thai Alliance and to discuss our cooperation across a range of issues. Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will also travel to Bangkok and participate in the APEC spousal program among other engagements. The Vice President will then travel to Manila, the Philippines. In the Philippines, she will meet with government leaders and civil society representatives. Her visit with re-affirm and strengthen the U.S.-Philippines Alliance and underscore the breadth of our cooperation as friends, partners, and allies. The Second Gentleman will also travel to Manila.

Additional information about bilateral engagements and other details on the trip will be forthcoming — and we look forward to having further details to share soon.

Joseph R. Biden, 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 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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