U.S. assistant secretary of state to tour Asia for talks on space security


A U.S. assistant secretary of state will visit India, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan and South Korea from next week through early March to discuss space security, strategic stability and arms control, the State Department said Friday.

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank Rose plans to hold meetings with government and space industry officials and academics in the various countries.

In India, he will also attend the U.S.-India Space Security Dialogue and deliver a keynote speech at a conference from Monday to Wednesday.

In Indonesia, he will exchange views on arms control with Foreign Ministry officials and discuss space security at an institute Friday.

He will then hold meetings with officials from Singapore’s foreign and defense ministries on Feb. 29.

From March 1, in Japan, Rose will hold talks on arms control, the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification framework and space security. Then on March 2, he will attend the U.S.-Japan Space Security Dialogue, and give a speech at a symposium the following day.

From March 4, he will hold meetings in South Korea with officials from the presidential office and defense and foreign ministries, as well as U.S. forces. He will also attend a U.S.-South Korea space policy.