Jakarta: Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has confirmed that United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Indonesia next week.
Besides holding a bilateral meeting with Indonesia's foreign minister, Pompeo will also participate in the upcoming Anshor Youth Movement Forum.
"Secretary Pompeo will also participate in the Anshor Youth Movement Forum that will discuss the issues of religion and civilization," said Indonesia's top diplomat during a virtual press briefing here on Thursday afternoon.
Anshor Youth Movement is a wing organization of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia.
The US Secretary of State is secheduled to travel to New Delhi, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Malé, Maldives; and Jakarta, Indonesia on October 25 – 30.
In New Delhi, Secretary Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and their Indian counterparts will lead the third annual US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue to advance the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and expand cooperation to promote stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and the world.
Secretary Pompeo will travel to Colombo to underscore the commitment of the US to a partnership with a strong and sovereign Sri Lanka and to advance our common goals for a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Thereafter, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Malé to reaffirm our close bilateral relationship and advance our partnership on issues ranging from regional maritime security to the fight against terrorism.
The Secretary will travel to Jakarta to deliver public remarks and meet with his Indonesian counterparts to affirm the two countries’ vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.