Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon's Travel to Tokyo and Seoul

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 9, 2017


Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will travel to Tokyo and Seoul June 12-15. During his visits to our treaty allies in Northeast Asia, he will reaffirm our alliance commitments and continue close coordination on the maintenance of stability and prosperity in the region.

While in Tokyo June 12-13, Under Secretary Shannon will meet with senior Japanese officials to discuss regional security issues of mutual concern and our shared approach to global challenges.

In Seoul June 13-15, the Under Secretary will meet with senior Korean officials to discuss the U.S.-Korea Alliance and our shared global priorities, including our coordinated responses to the threat posed by the DPRK. He will visit the Korean War Memorial and the Yongsan Army Garrison.

Follow the Under Secretary’s travel to Japan and the Republic of Korea via @StateDept and @USAsiaPacific on Twitter and go to the Department’s Flickr account for the latest trip photos.