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Hillary Clinton to attend PIF Post-Forum Dialogue

(Xinhua) Updated: 2012-08-29 10:46

RAROTONGA, Cook Islands - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will depart for the Cook Islands, Indonesia, China, Timor-Leste, Brunei, and Russia on Aug 30.

In the Cook Islands, Clinton will attend the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Post Forum Dialogue on Aug 31.

The US State spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement that Clinton's visit will emphasize the depth and breadth of American engagement across economic, people to people, strategic, environmental, and security interests.

The visit also represents a concerted effort to strengthen regional multilateral institutions, develop bilateral partnerships, and build on alliances three core elements of US strategy toward the Asia-Pacific.

She will lead the highest-level US interagency delegation in the 41-year history of the Forum with senior officials from the Departments of State, Defense, and Interior.

She will travel to Jakarta after the Post-Forum Dialouge in Cook Islands.

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