Assistant Secretary of State Department to visit Ukraine during European tour

  • Assistant Secretary of State Department to visit Ukraine during European tour

Washington: Assistant Secretary of State for US Department of State for European and Eurasian Relations Wess Mitchell will visit Ukraine as part of a tour in Europe.

"On November 14-16, Assistant Secretary of State Mitchell will meet with senior government officials in Kyiv to reaffirm the United States commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and to encourage Ukraine to continue critical reforms. He will also meet with business representatives and representatives of civil society to discuss Ukraine's efforts to turn the country into a prosperous, safe and democratic European state," the State Department said.

Mitchell's European tour will start on Monday, November 6, from Belgium - Mitchell in Brussels will meet with leading representatives of Belgium, and will consider common global problems with senior EU officials and will involve NATO officials in efforts to support American and European security.

In France, Mitchell will arrive on Tuesday, November 7. In Paris, he will meet with senior government officials to discuss a wide range of global security and humanitarian issues, including Iran, Syria, North Korea and Africa.

In the UK, the Assistant Secretary will stay on November 8-9. In London, he will meet with senior officials of the country to discuss the consequences of Brexit and "special relations, including solutions to international problems such as ISIS and the spread of nuclear weapons.

In the German capital Berlin, Mitchell will arrive on Friday, November 10, where he will discuss bilateral relations and a range of global problems with top state officials, including Iran, Russia and the DPRK.

On Saturday, November 11, he will travel to Warsaw, Poland, where he will participate in the celebration of the Independence Day and other social and cultural events. He will also meet with representatives of the Polish government, civil society leaders and the American business audience.

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