Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel will travel to New Delhi, India December 18-21 and Shanghai, China December 22-23.
In New Delhi, he and Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will lead the U.S. delegation to the sixth Trilateral Dialogue with the governments of India and Japan and the seventh session of the bilateral U.S.-India East Asia Consultations. The Consultations focus on issues of mutual concern and areas for bilateral cooperation in East Asia and relevant multilateral institutions.
In Shanghai, Assistant Secretary Russel will meet with government officials, academics, civil society groups, and members of the U.S. business community to discuss issues related to the U.S.-China relationship. He will tour U.S. consular facilities to underscore growing people-to-people ties bolstered by the expanded visa validity announced in November by President Obama in Beijing.
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