Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Travel to Asia

Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
May 18, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Japan, China, and Korea, departing Washington, DC, on May 20. Secretary Clinton will visit Tokyo (May 21), Shanghai (May 21-23), Beijing (May 23-26), and Seoul (May 26).

Secretary Clinton will travel to Tokyo on May 21 to discuss regional and global issues with our Japanese ally.

In Shanghai, Secretary Clinton will visit the 2010 Shanghai Expo. While at the Expo, she will attend a dinner in honor of the USA Pavilion sponsors and others who helped develop the USA Pavilion. On May 23, she will participate in a commercial diplomacy event to highlight the importance of U.S. market access and job creation.

In Beijing, Secretary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner will join their respective Chinese Co-Chairs, State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Vice Premier Wang Qishan, for the second joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Over a dozen U.S. cabinet members and agency heads will make up the U.S. delegation.

On May 26, the Secretary will travel to the Republic of Korea and meet senior government officials to discuss regional stability and other issues with our Korean ally.

The Secretary will return to Washington, DC, on May 26.

PRN: 2010/648