Clinton trip to Indonesia for Asian security talks

July 12, 2011 - 2:29 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Indonesia this month for Asia-Pacific security talks.

The State Department said Tuesday that Clinton will arrive in Bali on July 21 for a series of ministerial meetings, including an annual gathering of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Clinton's visit demonstrates U.S. commitment to strategic engagement with Southeast Asia.

Clinton then travels to Hong Kong July 25, where she will meet with Chief Executive Donald Tsang and deliver remarks on U.S. economic leadership in the Asia-Pacific.

Clinton departs Washington on Thursday. She will first visit Turkey for talks on the Libyan conflict. She will then visit Greece and India before traveling to Indonesia.