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Secretary Hillary Clinton coming to Hawaii

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is visiting Hawaii as part of her tour through the Pacific January 11-19, 2010.

On January 12, Clinton will give a policy speech in Honolulu focused on Asia-Pacific multilateral engagement, and will be consulting with Pacific Command. From Hawaii, Secretary Clinton will travel to Papua New Guinea on January 14 where she will hold bilateral meetings as well as meet with local civil society leaders to discuss environmental protection and women's empowerment.

On January 15, Secretary Clinton will travel to Auckland, where she will meet with senior New Zealand officials, including Prime Minister John Key. In addition, the Secretary will engage in discussions with New Zealand citizens and meet with U.S. and New Zealand veterans at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

On January 17 Clinton will continue her trip to Canberra, Australia and Melbourne, Australia. While in Canberra, the Secretary, along with U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, and Australian Defense Minister John Falkner, will participate in the 25th Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) to discuss key global and regional security challenges.

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