US Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel (Photo: New York Times)

Washington, D.C. (VNA) - US Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will travel to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from May 6 – 12.

According to a US Department of State’s press release, Russel will visit Vientiane, Laos, where he will take part in the US-Laos Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue with a Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs delegation on May 6.

He will meet with senior officials in Luang Prabang, for the Lower Mekong Initiative, Friends of the Lower Mekong, East Asia Summit, and ASEAN Regional Forum from May 7-8.

He will pay a visit to Hanoi from May 9–10, during which he will discuss US-Vietnam bilateral relations and the East Sea and ASEAN issues with senior officials.

From May 11-12, Russel will fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to attend the 29th ASEAN-US Dialogue. He will also meet with senior Malaysian officials to talk bilateral issues, including security cooperation and TPP implementation.-VNA