President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will travel to Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia. The 11th of Novembere, 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 important work the United States has undertaken to advance the global fight against climate and help the most vulnerable build their resilience to climate impacts, and he will underscore the need for the world to act during this decisive decade.
The president will then travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 12-13, to attend the annual U.S.-ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit. In Cambodia, he will reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to Southeast Asia and the centrality of ASEAN, 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 to ensure security and prosperity in the region, as well as the well-being of our billion people.
The president will be in Bali, Indonesia, from November 13e-16e for the G20 leaders’ summit. In Bali, the President will salute President Widodo’s leadership in the G20 and underscore the United States’ commitment to this premier forum for economic cooperation with countries representing more than 80% of the world’s GDP. It 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 important priorities for 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) Leaders’ Meeting on November 18-19. The Vice President’s attendance will underscore the United States’ commitment to economic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and she will outline U.S. goals for our host year of APEC in 2023. During her visit to Thailand, the Vice-President will meet with Thai leaders and representatives of civil society. to reaffirm and strengthen the US-Thai alliance and to discuss our cooperation on a range of issues. Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will also travel to Bangkok and participate in the APEC Spouse Program, among other engagements. The Vice President will then travel to Manila, Philippines. In the Philippines, she will meet heads of government and representatives of civil society. His visit reaffirms and strengthens the U.S.-Philippine alliance and underscores the extent of our cooperation as friends, partners and allies. The Second Gentleman will also travel to Manila.
Additional information on bilateral engagements and other travel details will be forthcoming – and we hope to have more details to share soon.