Clinton to travel to China, Japan and Korea

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would travel to China, Japan and South Korea on a nearly week-long trip to Asia beginning May 21.

Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton would travel to China, Japan and South Korea on a
nearly week-long trip to Asia beginning May 21.

Clinton will travel to Tokyo on Friday to discuss
regional and global issues with the Japanese leaders, State
Department spokesman P J Crowley, said.

From Tokyo, Clinton would head to Shanghai to visit the
2010 Shanghai Expo. On May 23, the Secretary of State will
participate in a commercial diplomacy event to highlight the
importance of US market access and job creation.

In Beijing from May 23-26, Clinton would be joined by
Treasury Secretary Timothy F Geithner to attend the second
US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

They would co-chair the meeting along with their Chinese
counterparts, State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Vice Premier
Wang Qishan.

Over a dozen US cabinet members and agency heads will
make up the American delegation.

On May 26, Clinton will travel to South Korea and meet
senior government officials to discuss regional stability and
other issues with its Korean ally.

PTI

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