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Blinken to visit S. Korea next week for trilateral talks

All News 05:54 April 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, April 13 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken will visit South Korea next week for trilateral talks with his South Korean and U.S. counterparts, the State Department said Wednesday.

Blinken will be in Seoul on April 19-20 for a third round of three-way consultations with South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki, the department said in a release.

He will also meet with National Security Adviser Cho Tae-yong for discussions on North Korea, it said.

Before Seoul, Blinken will visit Japan April 17-19 for meetings with senior Japanese government officials. He will also engage with students, young entrepreneurs, and scientists to highlight the importance of innovation to both the United States and Japan, the department said.

After Seoul, Blinken will visit Vietnam and Indonesia, the department said.


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