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The Passing Of His Excellency Virachai Plasai Ambassador Of The Kingdom Of Thailand To The United States Of America

Ambassador Virachai Plasai

Ambassador Virachai Plasai

On behalf of the United States of America, I offer heartfelt condolences on the passing of His Excellency Ambassador Virachai Plasai to his family, friends, and the people of Thailand.

Ambassador Virachai is remembered by many as a stalwart friend of the United States, working tirelessly to further the U.S.-Thai relationship and advance the prosperity and security of both our nations. Ambassador Virachai previously served as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United Nations in New York where he did much to exert Thai leadership globally. He was an avid musician, bringing the beauty of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s musical compositions to many Americans.

Ambassador Virachai will be greatly missed. The United States will long remember his leadership and contributions to his country and the world.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Hwa Of The Republic Of Korea

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The following is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Foreign Minister Kang of the Republic of Korea. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang discussed the U.S.-DPRK summit in Hanoi. The two sides agreed to continue to closely coordinate on the denuclearization of the DPRK.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Foreign Minister Taro Kono Of Japan

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The following is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Foreign Minister Kono of Japan on March 1 to discuss President Trump and Chairman Kim’s meetings during the U.S.-DPRK summit in Hanoi. Secretary Pompeo described next steps on DPRK engagement, and the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to the denuclearization of the DPRK. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kono said that they looked forward to the U.S-Japan Security Consultative Committee (“2+2”) meeting later this year to strengthen bilateral security and defense cooperation.

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel To Vietnam And The Philippines

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam February 26-28, where he will participate in the President’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and bilateral meetings with Vietnamese leaders.

The Secretary will then travel to Manila, Philippines February 28-March 1, where he will meet with President Rodrigo Duterte and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin, Jr.

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Republic Of Korea Foreign Minister Kang

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha today in Warsaw. They discussed ongoing efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and updated each other on respective U.S. and ROK engagements with the DPRK. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang praised the enduring strength of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. Both sides also expressed their commitment to U.S.-ROK-Japan trilateral cooperation.

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