Kerry to transport to Japan, Indonesia for meetings

Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:37am EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will transport to Japan subsequent week for a confidence assembly before fasten President Barack Obama in Bali for a Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation mercantile meeting, a State Department pronounced on Thursday.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is also attending a U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee assembly in Tokyo on Oct 2-3, according to a department.

U.S. and Japanese leaders met on confidence in Jun 2011 in Washington, and subsequent month’s assembly is another “opportunity to build on a already extended and extensive shared relationship,” State Department Jen Psaki pronounced in a statement.

At APEC, Kerry will accommodate with officials from APEC-member economies starting on Oct 4 before final his Asia outing on Oct 7, a dialect said.

The annual mercantile forum comes as a United States and 10 other countries work to negotiate a Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, that some experts contend could see an agreement during a Indonesia gathering.

The TPP talks embody Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei.

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed and Susan Heavey; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Xavier Briand)