US security envoy to visit Vietnam this March

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Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, speaks at conference in the Hague, Netherlands, on April 09, 2013. Photo credit: US Department of State 

Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, will visit Vietnam from March 1-3, according to the US Department of State. 
She is scheduled to travel to the central province of Quang Tri on March 1 and 2 to observe US-funded efforts to survey and clear Vietnam War-era unexploded ordnance.
She will also meet with provincial authorities and non-governmental organizations, the official statement said. 
On March 3, she will travel to Hanoi to discuss the US-Vietnam bilateral relationship during the 20th anniversary of normalized relations, as well as regional security, security cooperation, maritime security, with her Vietnamese counterparts. 
The upcoming 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York is also expected to be discussed. 
Before Vietnam, Gottemoeller will visit the Philippines from February 27 to March 1 to discuss regional security, bilateral security cooperation, maritime security, and the nuclear treaty conference. 
She will head for Australia and New Zealand after Vietnam.

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