US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Photo: Alex Wroblewski)

In Kuala Lumpur, August 2nd - 3rd, the Secretary will meet senior Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests based on strongly shared democratic values.

In Singapore, Pompeo will participate in the annual ASEAN-centered ministerial meetings on August 3rd - 4th to boost the US regional policy.

In Jakarta, on August 4th-5th, the Secretary’s visit will reinforce the US - Indonesia Strategic Partnership as the countries look ahead to celebrating 70 years of bilateral diplomatic relations in 2019.

Among his topics of discussion with leaders of the region will be “the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, upholding the rule‎s-based order in the East Sea and countering terrorism,” according to spokesperson of the Department of State Heather Nauert./.

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