Vice President Biden is Coming to New Zealand

Office of the Vice President
July 12, 2016

Vice President Biden travels to Los Angeles California, Honolulu, Hawaii, Melbourne & Sydney Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

On July 13, 2016, following the Vice President’s remarks on trade enforcement in San Diego, California, he will travel to Los Angeles, California to present the Jimmy V award to Craig Sager at the ESPY awards.

Later in the evening the Vice President will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii. On July 14, 2016, he will attend a trilateral meeting hosted by Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.   The trilateral meeting with Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama and Republic of Korea First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam will deepen our close coordination with these two important U.S. allies on shared regional and global priorities.  The Vice President will then visit the USS JOHN C STENNIS, off the coast of Honolulu, to observe the multinational, ongoing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise and meet with U.S. and international troops.

On July 15, 2016, the Vice President will depart Honolulu, Hawaii en route to Melbourne, Australia to demonstrate our close strategic, economic, and cultural ties.   In Melbourne, the Vice President will highlight U.S.-Australian cooperation on cancer research at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, as well as tour and deliver remarks at the Boeing factory.  On July 18, 2016, the Vice President will depart Melbourne, Australia en route Sydney, Australia. In Sydney, the Vice President will meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other senior government officials, host a roundtable discussion with Australian and American business leaders, meet with Australian troops, and deliver a major policy speech on the future of the U.S.-Australia relationship.

On July 20, 2016, the Vice President will depart Sydney, Australia en route Auckland, New Zealand. In New Zealand the Vice President will participate in official engagements, including a meeting with Prime Minister John Key.

Additional details forthcoming.