U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
December 3, 2019
Acting Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker will travel to Ukraine, Slovakia, and Italy December 3-10.
On December 4, Ambassador Reeker will meet with the U.S. Embassy team and Ukrainian officials in Kyiv.
From December 5-6, Ambassador Reeker will lead the U.S. delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial in Bratislava, Slovakia. He will be joined by the Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Robert A. Destro and U.S. Permanent Representative Ambassador James Gilmore. At the Ministerial, Ambassador Reeker will highlight U.S. engagement with the OSCE to promote regional security, transparency, and human rights in Europe and Eurasia. Ambassador Reeker also will meet with leaders from participating States to discuss key priorities, including support for military transparency and Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He will also show U.S. support for independent civil society and the role it plays in holding governments accountable for meeting their OSCE commitments.
On December 6, Ambassador Reeker will travel to Rome, Italy, where he will participate in the Mediterranean Dialogues. Finally, Ambassador Reeker will travel to Milan to attend an event with the American Chamber of Commerce to advance economic cooperation and promote trade and investment with a key Ally and partner.
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