Deputy Secretary Zoellick: Travel to Southeast Asia
Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick traveled to Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore May 2-11. He was seeking the perspectives of these countries on a variety of economic, political, and security issues, as well as presenting ideas on how we might strengthen ties in President Bush’s second term.
Deputy Secretary Zoellick is greeted by Thai Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon prior to their meeting.
While in Indonesia, the Deputy Secretary traveled to Banda Aceh in order to review the efforts of the United States and many others as we transition from post-tsunami humanitarian aid to reconstruction assistance, and to consult on the best uses of additional tsunami-related assistance that we hope Congress approves in the Administration’s FY2005
supplemental budget request. The Deputy Secretary also observed the 10th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam and the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II through events in Vietnam and the Philippines, respectively. [photos from Banda Aceh]
Deputy Secretary Zoellick visited Banda Aceh meeting with a young tsunami survivor.
Remarks by Deputy Secretary Zoellick
2005/05/10: Remarks in Singapore
2005/05/09: Remarks at U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2005/05/08: Interview With Reuters and Associated Press in Banda Aceh
2005/05/08: Remarks at MoU Road Signing Ceremony, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
2005/05/07: Press Roundtable in Indonesia
2005/05/07: Press Conference in Indonesia
2005/05/07: Interview on CNN International
2005/05/06: Press Conference in Hanoi
2005/05/06: Press Conference in Ho Chi Minh City
Deputy Secretary Zoellick speaks at a news conference summing up his week long trip to Southeast Asian nations in Singapore. AP/Wide World photo
2005/05/05: Press Conference in the Philippines
2005/05/04: Remarks at a Press Roundtable in Thailand
2005/05/04: Remarks with Thailand Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon
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