Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher A. Ford will travel to Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand October 9-12, 2018. In Singapore, he will emphasize the importance of counterproliferation and the DPRK pressure campaign, and the need for full implementation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and sanctions.

Assistant Secretary Ford’s meetings in Vietnam will cover a range of topics including the United States’ continued commitment to upholding UN Security Council Resolutions related to North Korea, implementation of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), and peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

In Thailand, Assistant Secretary Ford will focus on affirming Thai cooperation to counter illicit DPRK proliferation activities as part of the DPRK pressure campaign. He will also discuss with Thai Officials increasing and reinvigorating cooperation on the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.