Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 17, 2013

Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert King will travel to the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) and Japan, May 18-25.

Ambassador King will be in Seoul May 19-23 for meetings with senior R.O.K. Government officials with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lim Sung-nam, the Ministry of Unification, the Blue House, and the National Assembly. Ambassador King will also meet with civil society groups and North Koreans resettled in the R.O.K.

Ambassador King will be in Tokyo May 24 for meetings with senior Japanese Government officials, including Director General for Asian and Oceanic Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama and Abductions Minister Keiji Furuya.

Ambassador King will return to Washington, DC on May 25.

PRN: 2013/0599