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Travel to Asia - China, Mongolia, and Japan

Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage traveled January 28 through February 4 to the People's Republic of China, Mongolia, and Japan for discussions with senior leaders in the three countries on issues of mutual interest.

Deputy Secretary Armitage speaks at a briefing for reporters in Beijing, China, on Jan. 30, 2004, as Ambassador to China Clark Randt looks on. AP Photo.In particular, in Japan, the Deputy Secretary  participated with Vice Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs Yukio Takeuchi in the U.S.-Japan Strategic Dialogue. They were joined on the second day by Dr. Ashton Calvert, Secretary of Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, for a trilateral discussion. Both the bilateral and trilateral talks covered a broad range of issues of mutual interest, such as the situation in North Korea and Iraq reconstruction. [photo gallery]

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Armitage
02/02/2004: Q&A at the Japan National Press Club
01/31/2004: Press Conference with Mongolian Foreign Minister
01/31/2004: Contract Signing Ceremony in Mongolia
01/30/2004: Departure from the St. Regis Hotel in Beijing
01/30/2004: Interview on CNN in Beijing
01/30/2004: Media Round Table in Beijing
01/29/2004: Photospray at St. Regis Hotel in Beijing


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