WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to South Korea next week to take part in international talks on aid, before heading for a historic trip to Myanmar, officials said on Wednesday.
Ms Clinton will visit Busan, South Korea on Nov 30 to attend the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, which will also include United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon and Jordan's Queen Rania.
Ms Clinton's 'participation reflects the United States' strong political commitment to development as a key pillar of global security, prosperity, and democratic progress,' the State Department said in a statement.
It added the Busan meeting 'represents a landmark opportunity for world leaders to take stock of recent changes in the development landscape and chart a new course for global cooperation.' The top US diplomat will then travel to Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon in Myanmar from Nov 30 to Dec 2 - the first visit to the South-east Asian nation by a US secretary of state for 50 years.