Assistant Secretary Robinson Travel to the Republic of Korea, Burma, and California

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 17, 2016


Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations David Robinson will travel to Asia and California from June 18-28, including visits to Seoul, several locations in Burma, and San Francisco.

From June 20-21, he will participate in the 6th Annual Meeting of the Global Network of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Focal Points Conference in Seoul, including remarks on the relationship between R2P and atrocities prevention and the President’s recent Executive Order on preventing mass atrocities.

He will continue on to Burma from June 22-25, traveling with Ambassador Marciel to Mon and Kayin States to meet with local government officials and civil society representatives and discuss local stability challenges and ways to reduce inter-ethnic tensions. In Rangoon, he will consult with civil society leaders seeking to address causes of intercommunal conflict.

On the return trip to Washington, Assistant Secretary Robinson will stop in the San Francisco Bay Area for meetings on June 27, including discussing CSO’s work in East Asia with the Asia Foundation.

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