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Assistant Secretary Hill: Travel to Asia

Assistant Secretary Christopher Hill spreaks to the press in Seoul, South Korea on February 20, 2008
North Korea Nuclear Talks not at Stalemate
Assistant Secretary Hill (Feb. 20):
"Mr. Kim Kye Gwan was very careful not to describe this as any kind of stalemate and he wanted to make clear that he and his government are prepared to try to make progress and get through this and I told them that we were also prepared to try to make progress on this. And I reiterated we stand ready to fulfil our commitments provided to DPRK's (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) prepared to fulfil its commitments."

Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Christopher Hill traveled to the region beginning February 17. He traveled to Beijing, China; February 18-19 Seoul, South Korea; February 20 in Tokyo, Japan; February 20-21. Then he’s going to come back to the U.S., go to Los Angeles for a speech at the Pacific Century Institute and on February 22, he’ll speak at the University of San Diego School of Peace Studies. He will leave from there, depart on the 23 to go to Seoul to join with Secretary Rice and her traveling party and be with her at all three stops – Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo. Then from Tokyo, he will travel to Bangkok, Thailand February 28 - March 2; Hanoi, Vietnam March 2-3; Ho Chi Minh City, March 3rd and 4th. The discussions will center on matters of bilateral and regional concern.

Remarks by Assistant Secretary Hil

--02/28/08 Remarks at Airport Departure from Beijing
--02/25/08  Briefing from Seoul, Korea
--02/21/08  Remarks to the media outside the Tokyo American Center
--02/21/08 Joint Press Availability With Director-General Akitaka Saiki
--02/21/08 Joint Press Availability With Director-General Shinichi Nishimiya
--02/20/08 Remarks to the Media in Japan
--02/20/08 Remarks Upon Arrival in Japan
--02/20/08 Remarks to Press After Receiving the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit Gwanghwa Medal
--02/19/08 Airport Departure From Six-Party Talks
--02/19/08 Morning Walk-Through at Six-Party Talks
--02/18/08 Evening Walk-Through at Six-Party Talks


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