4 weeks Pompeo due in Asia for talks on China, NKorea Manilatimes |World
WASHINGTON, D.C.: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head next week to Japan, South Korea and Mongolia, the State Department said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), on a trip expected to focus heavily on China and North Korea. Pompeo’s trip to Tokyo will be the first by a top US official since Yoshihide Suga took office on September 16, succeeding veteran prime minister Shinzo Abe, a close ally of Washington. On October 6 in Tokyo, Pompeo will hold a four-way meeting with his counterparts from Australia, India and Japan — the “Quad” formation, heavily promoted by Abe, ... more