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Secretary Clinton: Travel to Republic of Korea and Burma

November 30, 2011 to December 2, 2011

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to the Republic of Korea and Burma, November 30 - December 2, 2011.

Secretary Clinton traveled to Busan, Republic of Korea November 30 to attend the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. Secretary Clinton’s participation reflects the United States' strong political commitment to development as key pillar of global security, prosperity, and democratic progress. The Busan Meeting represents a landmark opportunity for world leaders to take stock of recent changes in the development landscape and chart a new course for global cooperation. Her visit also underscores the breadth and depth of the U.S.-ROK partnership.

Secretary Clinton then traveled to Nay Pyi Taw and Rangoon, Burma, from November 30 - December 2. This historic trip marks the first visit to Burma by a U.S. Secretary of State in over a half a century. Secretary Clinton underscored the U.S. commitment to a policy of principled engagement and direct dialogue as part of our dual-track approach. She registered support for reforms that we have witnessed in recent months and discuss further reforms in key areas, as well as steps the U.S. can take to reinforce progress. She  consulted with a broad and diverse group of civil society and ethnic minority leaders to gain their perspectives on developments in the country. Counselor Cheryl Mills, Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary Michael Posner, Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma Derek Mitchell, and Policy Planning Director Jake Sullivan accompanied her.

12/02/2011  Meets with Staff and Families of Embassy Rangoon
12/02/2011  Interview With Wendell Goler of FOX
12/02/2011  Interview With Kristen Welker of NBC
12/02/2011  Interview With Wyatt Andrew of CBS
12/02/2011  Interview With Jill Dougherty of CNN
12/02/2011  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Meetings in Burma
12/02/2011  Interview With Michele Kelemen of NPR
12/02/2011  Interview With Kim Ghattas of BBC
12/02/2011  Remarks With Aung San Suu Kyi
12/02/2011  Press Availability in Rangoon, Burma
12/02/2011  Conclusion Statement of the Fourth High-Level Meeting on Aid Effectiveness
Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Meeting With Burmese President
12/01/2011  Press Availability in Nay Pyi Taw, Burma 
11/30/2011  Keynote at the Opening Session of the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness
11/30/2011  Press Availability in Busan, South Korea
11/30/2011  Remarks at the Special Session on Gender at the 4th High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness
11/29/2011  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Travel to Burma
11/28/2011 Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Participation In the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

Fact Sheets
11/29/2011 Aid Transparency
11/29/2011 Partnership for Growth
11/29/2011 The Special Session on Gender at the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness at Busan

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