Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 13, 2016


Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Tokyo, Seoul, Hanoi, and Jakarta to participate in the third round of U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea (ROK) Deputy-level trilateral consultations and discuss a range of regional and global issues with allies and partners in the region, April 17-22.

In Tokyo April 17-19, Deputy Secretary Blinken will meet with senior Japanese government officials. He will also engage with students, young entrepreneurs, and scientists to highlight the importance of innovation to both the United States and Japan.

In Seoul April 19-20, the Deputy Secretary will meet with ROK Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam and Japan Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki for the third round of Deputy-level trilateral consultations. He will also discuss U.S.-ROK strategic coordination on North Korea policy with ROK Deputy National Security Advisor Cho Tae-yong and meet senior Blue House and Foreign Ministry officials.

In Hanoi April 20-21, he will meet with entrepreneurs, members of civil society, students, and senior Vietnamese government officials. He will also give a speech on U.S. policy towards Vietnam and the Asia-Pacific region to students and faculty at Vietnam National University.

In Jakarta April 22, Deputy Secretary Blinken will meet with senior Indonesian government officials, civil society leaders, and entrepreneurs.