U.S. Department of State Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken’s remarks on Civil Society, Youth Leadership and Democracy in Southeast Asia

All right, good afternoon. It is wonderful to be here at @america with all of you, and I want to start by thanking our Ambassador Bob Blake, first of all for his very kind words of introduction but much more important for his wonderful leadership of our embassy and his wonderful friendship with the people here in Indonesia. I’d also like to recognize someone else who might be familiar to some of you, and that is Scot Marciel, who is now the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. But he might look a little familiar, that’s because he served as Ambassador here in Jakarta. And he is very familiar to many of you. So Scott it is good to be with you as well. Read More