Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 16, 2011

Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt M. Campbell will travel to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan May 17-22, 2011.

In Singapore May 19, Assistant Secretary Campbell will meet with senior Singapore officials and will also participate in meetings with government and think-tank leaders to discuss bilateral and regional issues. He will then travel to Jakarta, where he will participate in meetings on May 20 with senior Indonesian and ASEAN officials to coordinate and prepare for the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and East Asia Summit (EAS). Following these meetings, he will travel to Kuala Lumpur for meetings on May 21 with Malaysian government officials, academics, and business leaders.

Assistant Secretary Campbell arrives in Tokyo on May 22 and will meet with senior Japanese officials to discuss bilateral, regional, and global issues. His engagements in Southeast Asia and Japan underscore the United States’ pursuit of a forward deployed diplomatic presence in the region. He will depart Japan for Washington, D.C. on May 22.

PRN: 2011/757