Deputy Secretary of State to Travel to Pacific

Will visit Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Laos.

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will be traveling throughout South East Asia from June 5 to 14. A number of U.S. leaders have met with the nations of Vietnam, Laos, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), and the Philippines in the last year, including President Joe Biden. The State Department stated that Deputy Secretary Sherman’s visit will reflect the commitment of the U.S. to the well-being of the Indo-Pacific region.

In South Korea, the Deputy Secretary will consider future Pacific safety goals with leaders from Japan and South Korea. In the Philippines, she will meet with the new President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., to discuss the U.S.-Philippines Alliance. The U.S. deputy secretary will touch base in Laos about the ways the U.S. can best support their development goals and will address the legacies of war and wildlife trafficking in Vietnam.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Deputy Secretary of State Sherman to seek God’s direction as she interacts with foreign dignitaries. 
  • For U.S. military and diplomatic officials as they monitor the activities of nations in the Indo-Pacific.
  • For God’s will to be accomplished in the meetings between the U.S. and southeast Asian countries.
  • For safety for the deputy secretary of state and her entourage as they travel.

Sources: State Department


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