USAID Assistant Administrator Stivers Travels to Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, and Timor Leste

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

Monday, November 2, 2015
USAID Press Office
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Asia Jonathan Stivers will travel to Thailand, Burma, Indonesia and Timor Leste from November 2 to 20, 2015, to oversee U.S. assistance programs, meet with USAID staff, government officials, implementing partners and civil society leaders.

In Thailand, Stivers will have consultations with the staff of USAID's Regional Development Mission for Asia, and visit initiatives in Mae Sot supporting refugees from Burma along the Thai-Burma border. He will then travel to Burma, where he will be among those observing the Parliamentary elections. In Indonesia, his trip will focus on key issues in the U.S.-Indonesia relationship, including the environment, climate change, and the role of science, technology, innovation and partnership. His visit will conclude in Timor Leste, where he is scheduled to meet with the Prime Minister, Dr. Rui Maria de Araujo.  He will also meet other government officials, participate in a round table with local non-governmental organizations, and visit USAID health, economic growth, and agriculture project sites.