MEDIA NOTE: Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton Travels to Canada, Mongolia, China, and Indonesia

Media Note
Washington, DC
January 12, 2018

Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton will travel to Vancouver, Canada; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Beijing, China; and Jakarta, Indonesia January 15-25.

January 15-17, Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton will accompany Secretary Tillerson to Vancouver, Canada where he will co-host the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. For more information on the trip, please check the link here.

On January 18, the Acting Assistant Secretary will travel to Ulaanbaatar, where she will lead the U.S. delegation to the 2018 U.S.-Mongolia Annual Bilateral Consultations.

On January 21, she will arrive in Beijing to meet with Chinese government officials to discuss issues of bilateral and regional importance to the United States and China.

Finally, on January 23, Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton will travel to Jakarta for a Senior Officials Meeting with her Indonesian counterpart to discuss the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership and a range of bilateral and regional issues. She will also meet with other Indonesian government officials, representatives of ASEAN countries, religious and civil society organizations, and women leaders. Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton departs Jakarta for the United States on January 25.