SOURCE: U.S. State Department
Director, Press Office
Daily Press Briefing
May 14, 2015
QUESTION: Can you confirm that issue is the – what was the focus of Deputy Secretary Blinken’s meetings today with the ambassadors of Myanmar, Indonesia, and Vietnam?
MR RATHKE: Deputy Secretary Blinken – he had a few meetings today. The meetings with ambassadors from Vietnam, Indonesia, and Burma were previously scheduled, and those were – I don’t want to say routine, but those were previously scheduled meetings. So – but the deputy secretary, for those meetings that happened – I can’t remember which ones were before the briefing there, some were in the afternoon – but the deputy secretary will use the opportunity to discuss the full range of issues, including important human rights and regional issues. That wasn’t the reason they were scheduled. They were scheduled previously, but they certainly provide an opportunity in particular with ambassadors from Indonesia and Burma to talk about these issues.
May 14, 2015
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
MAY 14, 2015
SECRETARY JOHN KERRY
DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN
11:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.S. Pham Quang Vinh, at the Department of State