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Deputy Secretary William J. Burns' Travel to Japan, Korea, China, Burma and India

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 11, 2012


Deputy Secretary Burns will travel to Japan, Korea, China, Burma and India departing Washington, D.C. October 13.

In Tokyo, October 14-15, Deputy Secretary Burns will meet with Foreign Minister Gemba, Defense Minister Morimoto, and other senior officials to discuss U.S. – Japan coordination on regional issues in East Asia, as well as global issues.

Deputy Secretary Burns will travel to Seoul October 16 to meet with senior South Korean officials and to participate in the U.S.-ROK Strategic Dialogue. He will continue on to Beijing, October 17, for meetings with senior government officials to discuss a wide range of global, regional, and bilateral issues.

Arriving in Naypyitaw October 18, Deputy Secretary Burns will meet with President Thein Sein, members of his government, and Aung San Suu Kyi.

The Deputy Secretary will then continue on to New Delhi, India, arriving October 19 to meet with senior Indian government officials to discuss regional priorities and review progress across the breadth of the strategic partnership, including measures to strengthen our bilateral economic engagement, and deepen our security and defense cooperation.

Deputy Secretary Burns will return to Washington, D.C., on October 20.

PRN: 2012/1622


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