Jakarta/Washington, DC ● Tue, December 7 2021
It is a busy season for international engagement in Indonesia. With the country assuming the presidency of the Group of 20 for the first time and hopefully escaping nearly two years of a dreary COVID-19 funk, 2022 should see the country shine.
The Biden administration's stepped-up engagement with Indonesia and Southeast Asia overall reflects this. From visits to the region by the Vice President, the US Secretaries of Commerce and Defense, to President Joe Biden's participation in the virtual US-ASEAN Summit in November, there is a new sense of diplomatic momentum across the region. Such welcome vibrancy regarding Southeast Asia has not been seen for a long time in Washington.
The spotlight is now on Jakarta. This month, Indonesia will host visits by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai. Other senior officials are poised to visit early next year, and Biden has invited President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and other ASEAN leaders for an in-person summit in Washington in January.
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