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Deputy Secretary William Burns Travels to Malaysia

December 13, 2011

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns is travelling on official visits to India and Southeast Asia, beginning December 10.

In New Delhi, he met with senior government officials to discuss a broad range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, underscoring the continued growth in the strategic partnership.  The Deputy will also travel to Mumbai, where he met with business leaders and joined Consulate General employees for a ribbon-cutting at the American Consulate General’s new facility.
 
On December 13, the Deputy will travel to Hanoi for meetings with Vietnamese leadership to discuss the two country’s developing strategic relationship, including economic cooperation, people-to-people ties, and ongoing human rights concerns.
 
Deputy Secretary Burns will travel to Kuala Lumpur on December 14, where he will meet with a range of senior officials and other Malaysian opinion leaders.  His visit reflects the U.S. commitment to strengthening the cooperative partnership with Malaysia.
 
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