Hillary Clinton's trips to Asia

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's trip to the Asian Pacific was to be her fourth to the area since taking office. But she canceled her travel after the earthquake in Haiti.

In her first trip abroad as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Asia. She left Washington on Feb. 15, 2009, visiting Japan (Feb. 16-18), Indonesia (Feb. 18-19), South Korea (Feb. 19-20) and China (Feb. 20-22).

Clinton traveled to India and Thailand in July. In India (July 17-21), she met with national leaders and remembered the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks. In Thailand, (July 21-23), she attended ASEAN meetings.

The secretary traveled to Europe and Asia Nov. 8-19. In Berlin (Nov. 8-9), she represented the United States at the 20th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Clinton continued on to Singapore (Nov. 10-12) for meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

In Manila (Nov. 12-13), Clinton held consultations with senior Filipino officials, highlighting the U.S.-Philippines treaty alliance.

Returning to Singapore, the secretary joined President Obama for the APEC leaders' meeting. On Nov. 16-17, she traveled to China and while in Shanghai visited the U.S. pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.

Clinton was in Afghanistan to attend President Hamid Karzai's Nov. 19 inauguration ceremony, and while there she met with Afghanistan's leadership, international partners and allies, U.S. troops, staff in Provincial Reconstruction Teams, and embassy staff.

Clinton was set to travel to the Pacific Jan. 11-19. After speaking in Hawaii, she canceled her planned stops in Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia.

SOURCE: State Department


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