Assistant Secretary Russel Travel to Laos and New Zealand

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 9, 2016

Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will travel to Laos and New Zealand August 11-16.

In Laos, Assistant Secretary Russel will meet with Lao officials and attend the East Asia Summit Preparatory Senior Officials Meeting. This will be the last high-level meeting before President Obama travels to the East Asia Summit in September, the first visit of a U.S. President to Laos.

Assistant Secretary Russel will then travel to New Zealand on August 14 to participate in the sixth U.S.-New Zealand Strategic Dialogue. He will meet with New Zealand government officials and discuss bilateral cooperation and developments in global affairs.

Follow Assistant Secretary Russel’s travel via @USAsiaPacific on Twitter.