US State Department Official to Visit Australia, Fiji, and Hawaii – Key Partnerships Strengthened

The US State Department has announced that Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Rena Bitter, will be traveling to Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne in Australia; Suva, Fiji; and Honolulu, Hawaii from July 9-17.

In Australia, Assistant Secretary Bitter will tour consular operations, interact with colleagues at the US Embassy and Consulates, and meet with Australian government counterparts to discuss bilateral cooperation on crisis response.

During her visit to Fiji, she will stop by the US Embassy in Suva and engage with staff responsible for consular services, which cover Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, and the French territories of French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis & Futuna.

The State Department emphasizes that these engagements underline the US’s mission to facilitate the people-to-people ties that underpin relationships with key allies and partners abroad. They also reflect a commitment to ensuring the safety and security of US citizens overseas.

In Hawaii, Assistant Secretary Bitter will meet with the team at the Honolulu Passport Agency, one of 29 facilities providing passport services to those with urgent travel needs. Her visit highlights the significance of the agency’s work to the American public.

US Assistant Secretary of State to visit Fiji this month

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