Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to France, Moldova, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Ukraine to meet with a wide range of government officials and non-governmental experts to discuss key political, economic, and security issues.
On March 2, Deputy Secretary Blinken will meet with senior government officials in Paris to continue close coordination with France on our shared regional and global priorities including the conflict in Ukraine and countering violent extremism. He will also meet with members of civil society and the religious community in Paris to discuss interfaith and social inclusion issues.
Deputy Secretary Blinken will now travel to Chisinau on March 3 to meet with senior officials from the newly formed Moldovan government. Deputy Secretary Blinken’s visit reiterates the United States’ support for quick action on necessary reforms as Moldova continues on its path of European integration.
He will then travel to London and will meet with senior UK government officials on March 4 to discuss ongoing cooperation on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues including the crisis in Ukraine, and counter-ISIL coordination.
In Berlin, March 5, Deputy Secretary Blinken will meet senior German officials to discuss a broad range of bilateral, regional and global issues. He will also give public remarks on transatlantic cooperation and the crisis in Ukraine, an effort in which Germany is an essential partner.
Deputy Secretary Blinken’s final stop will be in Kyiv on March 6 to meet with senior government officials and civil society representatives. Deputy Secretary Blinken’s visit to Ukraine reinforces the United States’ steadfast support for Ukraine in the face of continuing Russian aggression.
Be sure to follow the Deputy Secretary on Twitter (@ABlinken) for more updates throughout his trip.