US official to visit

National, Normal

The National, Thursday July 18th, 2013

 UNITED States Department of State deputy assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Edgard Kagan will be in Papua New Guinea from today until Sunday. 

Kagan will highlight the US strategic rebalance to the Pacific and advance key US mission priorities such as women’s empowerment and transparent economic growth. 

He will meet with government officials, civil society leaders, business leaders and journalists. 

 Kagan was appointed deputy assistant secretary in the bureau of East Asian and Pacific affairs responsible for relations with Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands in July last year. 

A foreign service officer since 1991, he served as director of Korean Affairs from 2010-12. 

This will be his second visit.