Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Tonga, New Zealand, and Australia, July 24-29.
Secretary Blinken will visit Nukuʻalofa on July 26 to dedicate the new U.S. Embassy and advance key discussions with our Tongan partners. The Secretary will meet with senior officials to discuss our shared democratic values and vision of a connected, prosperous, peaceful, and resilient Pacific region.
The Secretary will then travel to Wellington on July 27 to hold important discussions on shared priorities with senior government partners. Secretary Blinken will also cheer on the U.S. Women’s National Team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Secretary Blinken will conclude the trip with travel to Brisbane July 28-29, to attend the Australia – U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) and hold bilateral meetings. Discussions will include coordinating on our vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, deepening security cooperation, and advancing the third pillar of our relationship: climate and clean energy.