Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Brunei Foreign Minister II Pehin Lim Jock Seng

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 25, 2016

The following is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner:

Secretary Kerry met with Brunei Foreign Minister II Pehin Lim Jock Seng to discuss multiple issues of mutual and regional interest, including the situation in the South China Sea. They also discussed Brunei’s efforts to ensure the Sharia Penal Code, if implemented, is fully consistent with Brunei's obligations to protect and promote human rights. The two ministers reaffirmed their support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and committed to find ways to advance trade capacity, support Brunei’s entrepreneurs, and encourage further innovation in Brunei.