Office of the Spokesman
November 3, 2006
Question Taken at November 2, 2006 Daily Press Briefing
Under Secretary Burns and Under Secretary Joseph’s Trip to East Asia (Taken Question)
Released on November 2, 2006
Question: Who will accompany Under Secretary Burns and Under Secretary Joseph on their Asia trip?
- President Bush has asked Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns and Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Robert Joseph to travel to Northeast Asia to discuss the Six Party Talks and implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1718.
- Under Secretary Burns and Under Secretary Joseph will be accompanied by William Tobey, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration; Patricia McNerney, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau; David Stephens, Acting Senior Director for Counterproliferation Strategy; and Victor Cha, Director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. Thomas Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will participate in the meetings in Bejing.