Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 23, 2009


Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg will lead an interagency delegation to Vietnam, Malaysia, China, Republic of Korea, and Japan September 25-October 1.

The delegation will travel to Hanoi (September 26-27), Kuala Lumpur (September 27-28), Beijing (September 28-29), Seoul (September 29-30), and Tokyo (September 30-October 1). In all capitals, Deputy Secretary Steinberg will exchange views with senior level officials on a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global issues and reaffirm the United States’ commitment to engagement with our allies and partners in the region.

The delegation will return to Washington on October 1.



PRN: 2009/956