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U.S. Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank Rose will visit Japan, China, South Korea and Vietnam next week for meetings and events on space security, missile defense and other topics, the State Department announced Thursday.

Rose will be in Japan from July 14-16 to meet officials from the Foreign and Defense ministries to hold talks on reinforcing the nations’ bilateral partnership, the department said. On July 15, he will deliver a speech on space security and the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance at Keio University.

From July 6-9, he will visit Beijing to advance the outcome from the bilateral strategic economic dialogue held in Washington D.C. in late June on strengthening cooperation in outer space.

His South Korea trip is scheduled for July 9-10 for talks with officials at the Foreign Ministry and the presidential Blue House on space security and other strategic issues.

He will visit Vietnam from July 13-14 for meetings at the Vietnam National Satellite Center and the Foreign Ministry. At the ministry, he will discuss issues related to space security and multilateral arms control.