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Assistant Secretary Gordon: Travel to Georgia, Germany, Austria, and Belgium, November 14-21


Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
November 14, 2012

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Date: 11/16/2012 Description: Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon speaks with journalists following his meeting with Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili in Tbilisi, Georgia; November 16, 2012. - State Dept Image

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon traveled to Georgia, Germany, Austria, and Belgium from November 14-21, 2012.

In Tbilisi, Georgia, Assistant Secretary Gordon met with senior Georgian officials and emphasized the United States continued commitment to the U.S.-Georgia relationship, as demonstrated through our democratic and economic reform assistance, and steadfast support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.

Assistant Secretary Gordon traveled to Berlin, Germany on November 18. While in Berlin, he met with senior German Government officials to discuss the range of bilateral and global issues.

On November 19, Assistant Secretary Gordon traveled to Vienna, Austria. He met with senior Austrian Government officials to discuss the range of bilateral and global issues and to reaffirm U.S. support for Austria’s global peacekeeping operations and engagement in the Balkans. He also met with senior officials at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to discuss priorities for the upcoming OSCE Ministerial in Dublin.

Assistant Secretary Gordon traveled to Brussels, Belgium on November 20. He met with senior European Union officials as part of regular consultations with the EU to discuss the broad range of global issues on the transatlantic agenda. He also met with senior NATO officials in preparation for the December NATO Foreign Ministerial.

Releases

-11/17/12 Press Availability Following Meeting with Foreign Minister Panjikidze; Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Tbilisi, Georgia
-11/17/12 Press Roundtable on Georgia's Democratic Transition; Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Tbilisi, Georgia
-11/16/12 Press Availability Following Meeting with Prime Minister Ivanishvili; Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Tbilisi, Georgia



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