Media Note
Washington, DC
January 20, 2011


Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg will travel to Asia and Africa January 24-February 5.

Deputy Secretary Steinberg will travel to Seoul (January 26), Tokyo (January 27), and Beijing (January 28). In all capitals, Deputy Secretary Steinberg will exchange views with senior officials on a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, including regional security and recent developments on the Korean Peninsula.

Deputy Secretary Steinberg will also travel to Male, Maldives (January 28-29). He will meet with government officials to discuss a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, including climate change, human rights, and democratization.

Deputy Secretary Steinberg will continue to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (January 29-31), where he will lead the U.S. delegation to the African Union Summit and conduct bilateral and multilateral consultations with African leaders on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues, including regional security, human rights, and democratization. The Deputy Secretary will also hold bilateral consultations with senior Ethiopian officials.

Following the African Union Summit, the Deputy Secretary will travel to Djibouti (February 1), Sudan (Khartoum and Juba) (February 2), Kenya (February 3), Uganda (February 4) and Ghana (February 5). Deputy Secretary Steinberg will meet with senior officials at each stop and address regional security, human rights, climate change and democratization, including implementation of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

Deputy Secretary Steinberg will return to Washington on February 5.



PRN: 2011/083