WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 18, 2011) — U.S. National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon announced will travel to Beijing, China on Oct. 21 for meetings with Chinese leaders and policymakers.
During the trip Donilon said the meetings will include Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo. Donilon will discuss a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual concern.
Donilon will then travel to India for meetings with Indian leaders including the National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon. Donilon and Indian leaders will review recent developments in the U.S.-India strategic partnership, and discuss ways to advance key elements of the relationship, including both countries’ participation in the upcoming East Asia Summit.
Accoding to the White House news service Donilon’s visit underscores this Administration’s commitment to growing U.S. leadership in Asia, and our work with emerging powers, such as China and India, as a core component of this commitment.