Media Note
Washington, DC
March 5, 2010


Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell will travel to Asia March 7-17, 2010.

Assistant Secretary Campbell will depart Washington for Singapore on March 7, and will travel on to Kuala Lumpur, Vientiane, Jakarta, Bangkok and Tokyo.

On his trip, Assistant Secretary Campbell will meet in Singapore with senior government foreign affairs and defense officials.

While in Kuala Lumpur, Assistant Secretary Campbell will meet with senior Malaysian government officials and hold a town hall meeting with American Embassy staff members.

In Vientiane, Assistant Secretary Campbell will meet with senior Laotian government officials and attend the U.S.-Lao Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue. He will also meet with representatives of the Mekong River Commission.

Assistant Secretary Campbell will travel to Jakarta for meetings with Association of Southeast Asian Nations Permanent Representatives for discussions on U.S.-ASEAN relations, as well as meetings with senior Indonesian government officials.

While in Bangkok, Assistant Secretary Campbell will meet with senior Thai foreign affairs, security and economic officials, and will make remarks on U.S.-Thai relations at Chulalongkorn University.

In Tokyo, Assistant Secretary Campbell will meet with senior Japanese government officials.



PRN: 2010/263