Saturday, 16 March 2013

Under Secretary Of State Sherman Travels To Belgium, Poland, And Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC -- During her visit to Brussels, Belgium on March 15, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will meet with Belgian officials, including Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chief of Cabinet Francois de Kerchove, and participate in the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum with international business, political, and civil-society leaders. She will meet young professional leaders from around the world at the Young Professionals Summit, an adjunct to the German Marshall Fund's Brussels Forum. Under Secretary Sherman will continue to Warsaw, Poland on March 17, where she will meet with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski. During her visit, she will lead U.S. participation in the U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue to advance bilateral cooperation on defense, energy security, and democracy promotion in Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood and beyond. The Under Secretary will also meet with Polish opinion leaders. On March 19, Under Secretary Sherman will travel to Kiev, Ukraine, to meet with Ukrainian Government leaders to continue our dialogue on issues of mutual concern, including Ukraine’s integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions, energy security, economic reform, and advancement of democracy and human rights. The Under Secretary will also meet with opposition leaders.

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