U.S. Diplomat to Visit South Korea, Indonesia, and Japan to Reaffirm Indo-Pacific Commitment

WASHINGTON - Liz Allen, the U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, will travel to South Korea, Indonesia, and Japan this week. The State Department announced that her visit aims to reinforce the United States' commitment to its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

According to Yonhap News Agency, during her visit, starting Thursday and continuing through to the following Wednesday, Allen will emphasize the U.S.'s dedication to strengthening and expanding its alliances and partnerships in the region. In Seoul, she is scheduled to participate in the inaugural South Korea-U.S. Public Diplomacy Dialogue, celebrating 70 years of a robust global partnership.

Allen's itinerary in Seoul includes engagements with the Korean Women Journalist Association and Fulbright Korea alumni and scholars. She will also join chef Yim Jung-sik to explore traditional Korean cuisine at a local market.

In Jakarta, Allen will hold discussions with Indonesian officials on educational exchanges and people-to-people ties and will speak at the 10th anniversary of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative in Bali.

Her visit to Tokyo will include meetings with Japanese foreign ministry officials focusing on countering foreign malign influence and hosting a leadership discussion with prominent women in various fields.

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