Assistant Secretary of State Russel's Travel to Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Phnom Penh

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 16, 2015

Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will travel to Manila, Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bangkok, Thailand; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, January 18–28, to discuss a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues.

Assistant Secretary Russel will be in Manila, January 20–21, and hold bilateral meetings with Philippine government counterparts and co-lead the U.S. delegation to the Bilateral Strategic Dialogue along with Assistant Secretary for Defense David Shear.

He will then travel to Kuala Lumpur, January 21–24, to take part in discussions with senior Malaysian government officials, opposition political figures and civil society on a range of issues, including Malaysia’s role as 2015 ASEAN chair.

In Bangkok, January 24–26, Assistant Secretary Russel will meet with civil society representatives and Thai government officials, and give remarks at Chulalongkorn University on U.S. engagement in the region.

He will be in Phnom Penh, January 26–28, to meet with senior government officials and civil society representatives.

Assistant Secretary Russel will return to Washington, D.C. on January 28.

Follow his travel on Twitter @USAsiaPacific.