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Arms Control and International Security: Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, and China

Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank A. Rose will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, and China, from June 27 to July 7, for the third plenary meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV), and for discussions on space security, strategic stability, arms control, and other bilateral and multilateral issues.

From June 28–30, Assistant Secretary Rose will travel to Tokyo, Japan, to co-chair the third IPNDV plenary meeting featuring the participation of over 25 countries. The IPNDV channels expertise from both nuclear and non-nuclear weapon states to address the complex challenges involved in the verification of nuclear disarmament agreements.

On July 1, he will participate in two IPNDV-related public events in Tokyo: a press event in the morning at the Japan National Press Club, and a panel event in the afternoon at the University of Tokyo.

From July 2–5, Assistant Secretary Rose will be in Seoul, Republic of Korea, where he will meet with senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Blue House to discuss a range of strategic issues.

Assistant Secretary Rose will be in Beijing, China, from July 5–7, for discussions on mutual strategic interests with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the China National Space Administration.

Follow his travel on Twitter at @StateAVC.

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