Assistant Secretary Carl Risch Travels to Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 8, 2018


Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will travel to Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma, February 8–13, to meet with counterparts to discuss a range of consular issues, including international legal obligations to accept the return of nationals who have been ordered removed.

Assistant Secretary Risch also plans to review consular operations at our U.S. Embassies in Phnom Penh, Bangkok, and Rangoon.

The United States is committed to long-term engagement with Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma on a variety of consular issues, including efficient and equitable visa processing, protecting U.S. citizens overseas, working together on international adoptions, and preventing and resolving international parent child abduction cases.

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