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01 December 1998

TEXT: N. KOREA POLICY COORDINATOR PERRY TO TRAVEL TO REGION

(Will visit Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing December 6-10)  (200)



Washington -- Dr. William Perry, U.S. North Korea Policy Coordinator
and Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State, will
travel to Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing December 6-10, according to a
statement by State Department Spokesman James Rubin.


Following is the text of the December 1 statement:



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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE



Office of the Spokesman



December 1, 1998



STATEMENT BY SPOKESMAN JAMES P. RUBIN



NORTH KOREA POLICY COORDINATOR WILLIAM PERRY TO TRAVEL TO REGION



Dr. William Perry, U.S. North Korea Policy Coordinator and Special
Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State, will travel to
Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing December 6-10. Dr. Perry will be accompanied
by Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Counselor of the State Department; Dr.
Ashton Carter, advisor to Dr. Perry and several other support staff.
Dr. Perry intends to obtain, first-hand, views of the South Korean,
Japanese, and Chinese governments and informed individuals as he
conducts his review of U.S. policy on North Korea.


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