Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry will embark on his maiden visit to Asia next month with stops in China, South Korea and Japan.
"Following the G-8 meetings in London on April 10 and 11, Kerry will travel on to the Republic of Korea, Japan and China," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters at a daily news briefing.
"During his trip to Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing, the Secretary will meet with counterparts and discuss the full range of bilateral, multilateral and regional issues as well as our economic cooperation and the environment," Nuland said.
In June, the top American diplomat will be participating in the ASEAN Regional Forum chaired by Brunei and also visiting some other Southeast Asian partners.
"During these engagements, the Secretary will continue to affirm the administration`s commitment to further broaden and enhance US economic, security and strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific region," she said.