Dates of Interest
January 8: Kim Jong-un's Birthday
January 14-17: U.S. delegation including Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell travels to Seoul and Tokyo for talks on bilateral, regional, and global issues.
January 20: Barack Obama sworn in for second term
January 22: UN Security Council adopts Resolution 2087
January 23: U.S. Delegation led by Special Representative Glyn Davies arrives in Seoul for consultations.
February 12: North Korea conducts third nuclear test
February 16: Kim Jong-il's Birthday (DPRK National Holiday)
February 25: Park Geun-hye inaugurated as President of South Korea
March 1 - April 30: U.S. and South Korea hold joint Foal Eagle military exercises.
March 6: UN Security Council adopts Resolution 2094.
March 11-23: U.S. and South Korea hold joint Key Resolve military exercises.
March 17-21: Under Secretary of Defense Ash Carter travels to Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Indonesia for consultations on security issues including North Korea.
March 18-22: Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen travels to South Korea, Japan, and China to discuss sanctions against North Korea.
March 24-27: Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia/Pacific Joseph Yun travels to China, South Korea, and Japan to discuss issues concerning North Korea.
April 2-4: ROK Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se travels to Washington to discuss North Korea and bilateral issues.
April 12-14: Secretary of State John Kerry travels to South Korea, Japan and China. North Korea's nuclear program is on the agenda.
April 15: Kim Il-Sung's Birthday (DPRK National Holiday)
April 21-24: Wu Dawei, China's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs, travels to Washington for talks on North Korea.
May 1: May Day (DPRK National Holiday)
June 17-18: G8 Summit, United Kingdom
June 25: Anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War
June 27: ASEAN Regional Forum, Brunei Darussalam
July 8: Anniversary of the Death of Kim Il-sung (DPRK National Holiday)
July 27: Anniversary of Korean War Armistice Signing (DPRK National Holiday)
August 15: Liberation Day (DPRK National Holiday)
August to September (estimate): Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, joint US-ROK military exercises, held.
September 5-6: G20 Summit, Saint Petersburg, Russia
September 9: Anniversary of the Founding of the DPRK (DPRK National Holiday)
October 10: Anniversary of the Founding of the Korean Workers' Party (DPRK National Holiday)
December 17: Anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il.