Jakarta (ANTARA) - Counselor of the United States Department of State Derek Chollet and an interagency delegation are visiting Indonesia and Thailand from March 20–24, 2023.

During his visit, Counselor Chollet will engage with senior government leaders and key stakeholders in Indonesia and Thailand on bilateral and regional issues, according to a media note from the office of the spokesperson of the US Department of State, which was released by the US Embassy in Jakarta on Monday.

One of the regional issues that Counselor Chollet will discuss during his meeting with senior Indonesian and Thai officials is the effort to address the worsening crisis in Myanmar and ways to seek a peaceful and just resolution rooted in the will of the people of Myanmar.

In Jakarta, Counselor Chollet will meet with senior Indonesian government officials to discuss the US-Indonesia Strategic Partnership and reiterate the shared commitment to cooperating on economic, security, and energy initiatives.

He will also discuss Indonesia’s objectives as the ASEAN chair this year and highlight the United States’ commitment to ASEAN centrality, a free and open Indo-Pacific, and support for the security and prosperity of US partners, according to the media note.

In Bangkok, Counselor Chollet will meet with senior Thai government officials and underscore the United States’ deep commitment to the US-Thailand alliance.

He will discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation on a range of issues, including reaffirming ASEAN centrality, expanding health and climate cooperation, and strengthening cooperation to achieve peace in Myanmar.

According to the media note, Counselor Chollet is looking forward to engaging with government and civil society leaders, non-governmental organizations, and youth leaders in both nations to advance people-to-people ties and uphold his nation’s commitment to democracy and human rights.

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