U.S. diplomat to visit S. Korea, Indonesia next week for talks on democracy, human rights

WASHINGTON, A U.S. diplomat will visit South Korea and Indonesia for talks on democracy and human rights next week, the State Department said Friday.

During her trip from Monday through Dec. 1, Erin Barclay, senior official at the department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, will meet government and civil society representatives in Jakarta and Seoul, according to the department.

“She will also meet with ASEAN representatives, civil society and human rights advocates and organizations, and other like-minded partners to discuss efforts to advance the welfare of the people, including marginalized groups, in both countries,” the department said in a note.

Source: Yonhap News Agency