Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for East Asian and Pacific Affairs W. Patrick Murphy is traveling to Singapore November 13-16 in support of the participation of Vice President Pence and Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan in the 6th U.S.-ASEAN Summit and the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS). In addition, PDAS Murphy is participating in bilateral meetings with ASEAN and EAS counterparts to underscore the U.S. commitment to ASEAN centrality and the United States’ enduring role in promoting peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region.
On November 15, DAS Murphy and South and Central Asian Affairs PDAS Alice Wells will represent the United States at the U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations to reaffirm a shared commitment to maintain and strengthen an Indo-Pacific region based on clear and transparent rules, with respect for international law.
November 16-19, PDAS Murphy will travel to Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
In Guangzhou, he will meet with Consulate General staff and attend U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou’s Marine Corps Ball.
In Hong Kong, he will meet with senior Hong Kong government officials, business leaders, and scholars to discuss U.S.-Hong Kong relations and the United States’ engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.
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Source: US Department of State