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Deputy Secretary Steinberg: Travel to Asia, May 28-June 5, 2009

Office of the Deputy Secretary
June 5, 2009


Date: 06/02/2009 Description: Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg traveled to Singapore and Japan May 28-June 2. © AP Photo from video North Korea: Working to Produce Strong Resolution
Deputy Secretary Steinberg (June 2): "I think from my reports from (U.S.) Ambassador Rice in New York, I think that the Chinese are very actively engaged in these discussions, they've had a number of good ideas of their own. We're working very closely to try to find common ground on that and I think we're going to come up with a good result in New York and I look forward to my efforts and conversations not only on the steps that we'll take in adopting a new resolution but how we'll follow up with that afterwards."

Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg traveled to Singapore and Japan May 28-June 2. 

In Singapore (May 29-31), Deputy Secretary Steinberg led the Department of State delegation to the Shangri-La Dialogue, joining Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in this premier event on East Asian security trends. The Deputy Secretary also held bilateral meetings with Singaporean and other officials while there. 

Deputy Secretary Steinberg then traveled to Tokyo (May 31-June 2) for consultations with senior Japanese officials on a range of bilateral, regional, and international issues.

Deputy Secretary Steinberg and members of his delegation arrived in Seoul, South Korea (June 2) and met with officials of the Republic of Korea Government.  The purpose of the visit was to consult with South Korea on next steps in response to North Korea’s defiance of the international community. The Deputy Secretary was in South Korea through June 4 and then went to Beijing, China, June 5.

06/04/09  Press Walkout After Meeting With Republic of Korea Prime Minister Han Seung-soo
06/03/09  Opening Statements in Meeting at the Ministry of National Defense
06/03/09  Remarks at Walkout in Seoul
06/02/09  Remarks Upon Arrival at Gimpo Airport
06/02/09  Remarks to the Media Following Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso
06/01/09  Joint Press Availability with Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka0
05/31/09  Remarks Upon Arrival in Japan 

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