Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Travels to South Korea and Burma

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November 28, 2011
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to the Republic of Korea and Burma from November 30 to December 2, 2011.

Secretary Clinton will travel to Busan, Republic of Korea November 30 to attend the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. Secretary Clinton's participation reflects the United States' strong political commitment to development as key pillar of global security, prosperity, and democratic progress. The Busan Meeting represents a landmark opportunity for world leaders to take stock of recent changes in the development landscape and chart a new course for global cooperation. Her visit also underscores the breadth and depth of the U.S.-ROK partnership.

Secretary Clinton will then travel to Nay Pyi Taw and Rangoon, Burma, from November 30 - December 2. This historic trip will mark the first visit to Burma by a U.S. Secretary of State in over a half a century. Secretary Clinton will underscore the U.S. commitment to a policy of principled engagement and direct dialogue as part of our dual-track approach. She will register support for reforms that we have witnessed in recent months and discuss further reforms in key areas, as well as steps the U.S. can take to reinforce progress. She will consult with a broad and diverse group of civil society and ethnic minority leaders to gain their perspectives on developments in the country. Counselor Cheryl Mills, Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary Michael Posner, Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma Derek Mitchell, and Policy Planning Director Jake Sullivan will accompany her.



Laura M.
December 8, 2011

Laura M. in Thailand writes:

Please visit the refugee camps in Thailand and speak to the people living there. Their stories are just as valuable as the politicians in Rangoon.

Tim P.
Florida, USA
December 19, 2011

Tim P. in Florida writes:

Secretary Clinton.

I know this isn't the correct means to reach you, but was curious as to see how efficient modern media can be.

Your resent trip to Burma is truly inspiring.

My wife Leslie has visited 4 times and loves the country.

So my question to you is how do you become the US diplomat for Burma.

Thank you.

California, USA
December 19, 2011

Kimberly in California writes:

I am happy and pleased to hear that Hillary is Traveling to Burma and to South Korea. I think this is important. I spent 3 weeks in Burma, it is a special place with with special people. I hope that Burma and it's people are soon free....

Michel C.
December 19, 2011

Michel C. in Canada writes:

Dear Secretary Clinton,

Thank you for raising the level of awareness concerning the human rights violations that are occurring in Burma and for doing your best at stopping the torture of innocent people.


New York, USA
December 30, 2011

Yuriy in New York writes:

I highly support this trip.


I S.
December 28, 2011

I.B. in Indonesia writes:

dear Sec Clinton

human right abuses and marginalized in Burma had been waiting you since long time to come.
The whorld always behind you to put their future on your hand
do some thing please for our brothers and sisters in Burma



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