Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Germany and Japan this week for talks on Libya and other crises with NATO allies in Berlin and to show support for the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken Japanese people. She also will visit South Korea.
The State Department announced Monday that Clinton will depart Wednesday for the German capital where she will attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers and hold separate discussions with officials from Germany and other European nations on Thursday and Friday.
Over the weekend, she will visit South Korea and then Japan, which is recovering from a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami and aftershocks that have crippled the country's northeast. The events also damaged nuclear reactors that are now spewing radiation.