Assistant Secretary Satterfield Travels to Indonesia and Qatar


Note to the media
Spokesperson’s Office
US State Department
September 9, 2022

From September 9-16, 2022, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Lee Satterfield will travel to Indonesia and Qatar, where she will lead the United States delegation to the G20 Culture Ministerial Meeting in Magelong, Indonesia, and will meet with the United States exchange participants, government officials and discuss various issues, ranging from the Fulbright program in Indonesia to the FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar. The deputy secretary’s trip follows recent visits to Indonesia by Secretary Blinken, Treasury Secretary Yellen, the president’s special climate envoy Kerry and others. He underscores the strong commitment of the United States to its bilateral relations with Indonesia and Qatar, as well as to the G20 and its work on the preservation and protection of cultural heritage around the world.

In Indonesia, Satterfield will travel to Jakarta, Magelang and Yogyakarta. In Jakarta, she will visit American space and meet Fulbright participants. She will then travel to Magelang, where she will lead the United States delegation to the G20 Culture Ministerial and address G20 Culture Ministers on September 13. In addition, she will participate in a host of bilateral meetings with her counterparts on key shared priorities, including cultural heritage and the cultural economy. Following the G20 Culture Ministerial Meeting, the Deputy Secretary will meet with implementing partners of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), highlighting the indigenous culinary traditions of the Indonesian archipelago and meet with US government alumni.

In Qatar, she will meet with senior government officials, including from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Education and Higher Education, and Sports and Youth. The assistant secretary will speak with the officials on a range of issues, including the upcoming FIFA Men’s World Cup.

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