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Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel Travel to Malaysia and Burma


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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 23, 2014

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Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel is traveling to Malaysia and Burma April 25-29.

In Kuala Lumpur, Under Secretary Stengel will be the keynote speaker at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative – “YSEALI Generation – Ideas into Action” workshop and speak to over 100 U.S. Government exchange alumni nominated to attend the workshop by U.S. embassies from 10 ASEAN countries. At the workshop, he will meet senior Malaysian officials, representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat, Ambassadors from Southeast Asian nations and entrepreneurs, business leaders, and civic society leaders from around the region.

The Under Secretary will also meet with the Malaysian Minister of Education to highlight our cooperation with the Malaysian government on the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program and further advance our efforts towards increasing educational exchange programs with Malaysia. While in Kuala Lumpur, the Under Secretary will accompany President Obama to the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and attend the President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall.

Under Secretary Stengel will travel to Burma April 28-29. On April 28, in Rangoon, he will meet with representatives from civil society, students, and entrepreneurs. Under Secretary Stengel will then travel to Naypyidaw, arriving on April 29 to meet with senior Government of Burma officials.

Under Secretary Stengel will return to Washington on April 30.

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