The Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, headed by Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, develops and implements U.S. foreign policy in Europe and Eurasia. The Bureau promotes U.S. interests in the region on issues such as international security, NATO, coordination with the European Union and other regional organizations, support for democracy, human rights, civil society, economic prosperity, counterterrorism, and nonproliferation.
Remarks to the Media Following Meeting With President Yanukovych
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Dec. 11): "Hello Ukraine! It is my honor to have been here in these historic and difficult days. I hope the people of Ukraine know that the United States stands with you in your search for justice, for human dignity, for security, for economic health and for the European future that you have chosen and you deserve. I just spent more than two hours with President Yanukovych. It was a tough conversation, but it was a realistic one." Full Text»Video»Secretary's Statement»
Intervention at the OSCE Ministerial Council First Plenary Session
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Dec. 5): "What a moment this is for Ukraine, what a moment this is for the OSCE. The whole world is watching. All the principles and values on which this Organization was founded almost 40 years ago hang in the balance today between the Maidan and Bankova, and across this country: sovereignty, freedom of choice, freedom of association and alliance, freedom of assembly and expression, democracy and constitutional governance, peace and stability." Full Text»Statement to the Press»Media Note»Trip Page»
Travel to Belgium, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, and Russia
On December 3-4, Assistant Secretary Nuland accompanied Secretary Kerry to the NATO Foreign Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium. She then accompanied the Secretary to Chisinau, Moldova. In Kyiv, Ukraine on December 5, Assistant Secretary Nuland and Assistant Secretary Biswal participated in the Ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Assistant Secretary Nuland also engaged in bilateral meetings with Ukrainian officials, parliamentary leaders, and civil society. She traveled on December 6 to Tbilisi, Georgia to meet with senior government officials and opposition leaders and to participate in a disability rights event. On December 8-10, she traveled to Moscow, Russia to meet with senior Russian government officials, foreign policy experts, and civil society groups. Trip Page»
Toward A Transatlantic Renaissance: Ensuring Our Shared Future
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Nov. 13): “America needs a strong Europe, and Europe needs a strong America. The greater the transatlantic and global challenges, the more important it is that the United States and Europe address them together. No other nations will step up if we don’t; yet other nations will and do join us when we, as a transatlantic community, lead the way and give collective action our shared seal of approval and our involvement.” Full Text»
A Pivotal Moment for the Eastern Partnership
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Nov. 14): “While the six Eastern Partnership countries have responded in various ways to the EU’s offer to integrate into Europe’s common structures, the United States strongly supports the process as a key ingredient in our effort to cement a 'Europe whole and free and at peace' – a shared policy goal of the United States and EU member states since the Berlin Wall fell almost 25 years ago.” Full Text»More»
Swearing-in of Victoria Nuland as New Assistant Secretary
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 18): "When I first got to sort of have a sense of her, she was handling the podium here, as Spokesperson for the Department, which, as we all know, is one of the most demanding jobs that there is, toughest jobs in Washington, and it has prepared her enormously for this next round." Full Text»
Secretary Kerry (Aug. 9): "The relationship between the United States and Russia is ... a very important relationship, and it is marked by both shared interests and at times colliding and conflicting interests. ... It’s no secret that we have experienced some challenging moments." Full Text»
Secretary Kerry (Dec. 3): "2014 is really going to be a pivotal time for NATO and for a transformation that is taking place with respect to NATO engagement and responsibilities. It will be a pivotal time for our alliance and for the transatlantic relationship." Full Text»Trip Page»
Secretary Kerry (Nov. 5): "Today's meeting is proof and confirms the good strategic relationship between the U.S. and Poland. An example of the close link can be the political cooperation and our military cooperation. What’s more, we have common economic interest and we conduct democratic dialogue." Full Text»Trip Page»
Secretary Kerry (Oct. 22): "It's a great privilege to be back in London and to be here with all of my fellow ministers who are part of the so-called London 11, which has been the principal support group and organizing entity to assist the Syrian opposition." Full Text»More»Trip Page»
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 12): "The United States and Russia have had and continue to have our share of disagreements about the situation in Syria ... . But what's important as we come here is that there's much that we agree on." Full Text»Joint Statements»Briefing»More»Trip Page»
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 9): "The relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom has often been described as special, essential. And it has been described thusly, quite simply, because it is. ... Our bond really is a paradigm for international cooperation." Full Text»Trip Page»
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