Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt M. Campbell will travel to China, Mongolia, Indonesia, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) June 5-10, 2011.
In Beijing June 6, Assistant Secretary Campbell will meet with senior Chinese officials to discuss areas of cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and a range of other issues, including North Korea and Iran. He will then travel to Ulaanbaatar on June 7, where he will participate in meetings with senior Mongolian officials to discuss a broad range of bilateral issues.
On June 8, he will travel to Surabaya to participate in the Senior Officials Meetings to prepare for the upcoming East Asia Summit and ASEAN Regional Forum. In addition, he will meet bilaterally with his counterparts from several members of the ASEAN regional fora. Finally, he will co-host a senior level “Friends of the Lower Mekong” meeting of donor countries to the lower Mekong sub-basin, which arose from the Lower Mekong Initiative.
Assistant Secretary Campbell will arrive in Seoul on June 10 for meetings with senior ROK officials to discuss a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global affairs, including next steps on the Korean Peninsula.
Assistant Secretary Campbell departs for Washington, D.C. on June 10.