Monday, October 02, 2006

Hagel trip to Asia

Senator Hagel is headed on a trip to multiple Asian nations today. Here is the press release from his Senate Website.
September 28th, 2006 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) will travel to Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia October 2-11. Hagel will meet with Nebraska troops stationed in South Korea, as well as meet with government, business and other leaders in each country. The purpose of Hagel’s trip will be to discuss regional security, Asia’s economic outlook, and U.S. bilateral relations.

“Our relationships and alliances in Asia are historic, and continue to be critically important to U.S. strategic interests. The U.S. will be affected for years to come by the security, stability and economic development in this region. I look forward to discussing these and other common interests with Asian government and outside leaders, as well as meeting with Nebraska troops serving in the region,” Hagel said.
It is this sort of focus on foreign policy, relationship building, and outlook that the U.S. needs more of today.

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