Archive for the ‘John Negroponte’ Category

Rice’s deputy to visit China, Vietnam

January 10, 2008

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Deputy US Secretary of State John Negroponte is to visit China and Vietnam from January 16 to 20 for talks on a range of issues, the State Department said Thursday.

The US State Department announced that Deputy US Secretary of ...
John Negroponte

In China, the deputy to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will lead an inter agency delegation for the fifth round of bilateral semi-annual talks focused on strategic and political issues.

n Vietnam, Negroponte “will have bilateral discussions with his counterparts in the Vietnamese Government,” the statement said.

Washington has expressed concerns over human rights issues in communist-ruled Vietnam, which agreed to step up reforms when it joined the World Trade Organization a year ago.

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China, Vietnam: Global Issues


US diplomat calls on China, India to press Myanmar

October 23, 2007

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Senior US diplomat John Negroponte on Tuesday said China and India had a duty as Asian powers to suspend arms or energy sales to Myanmar‘s military regime over its political repression.

“Now  is the time for Beijing and New Delhi to forgo energy deals that put money in the pockets of the junta and suspend weapons sales to this regime,” Negroponte said in a speech in Washington.”This is the burden of maintaining the credibility of the United Nations and the international system,” said the deputy secretary of state at a conference on Asia at the American Enterprise Institute, a right-leaning US think tank.

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