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