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Upcoming Foreign Press Center Briefings

WHAT:  Washington Foreign Press Center On-The-Record Briefing and New York Foreign Press Center Digital Video Conference
TOPIC:  Readout of Secretary Kerry’s travel to Beijing, Seoul and Seattle 
BRIEFER:  Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel R. Russel
WHEN:  Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 3:30 pm
WHERE:  National Press Building, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 800
RSVP:  Interested media should respond to  Please Note:  This event is for foreign media only.  
BACKGROUND:  Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will provide a readout of Secretary of State Kerry’s recent trip to Beijing, People’s Republic of China (May 16-17); Seoul, Republic of Korea (May 17-18); and Seattle, Washington (May 19).  
As indicated in the press release associated with the trip, in Beijing, the Secretary met with senior Chinese government officials to advance U.S. priorities ahead of the upcoming Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the planned visit to the United States by President Xi Jinping.  In Seoul, the Secretary met with President Park Geun-hye and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se to discuss a range of issues as well as President Park’s upcoming visit to the United States.  And in Seattle, the Secretary delivered remarks on trade, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership. 
Foreign Media Only, Please.