• Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman traveled to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey; Madrid, Spain; Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco; Algiers, Algeria from March 4 to 10.

  • Deputy Secretary Sherman began her trip in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey from March 4 to 5 to meet with Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal and other officials to discuss Putin’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified invasion of Ukraine. The Deputy’s meetings included discussions on further joint U.S.-Turkey cooperation and our shared interest in supporting Ukraine.

  • Deputy Secretary Sherman then traveled to Madrid, Spain from March 6 to 8 to co-open the U.S.-Spain Cybersecurity Dialogue on March 7 with Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign and Global Affairs Ángeles Moreno Bau. The Deputy Secretary and the State Secretary also met bilaterally to discuss a range of issues and challenges including Russia’s attack against Ukraine, our coordinated response, and the strong transatlantic partnership. The Deputy Secretary also spoke with students and faculty at a Madrid-based university and participated in a discussion with women entrepreneurs.

  • The Deputy Secretary then traveled to Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco from March 8 to 9, where she led the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue on Regional Political Issues. She had a working lunch with Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and met with other senior government officials. She also delivered keynote remarks at an International Women’s Day event featuring entrepreneurs and businesswomen and met with Moroccan youth.

  • Next, Deputy Secretary Sherman traveled to Algiers, Algeria from March 9 to 10. She met with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to discuss bilateral and regional issues. On March 10, the Deputy Secretary met with Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra and led the U.S. delegation for the fifth U.S.-Algerian Strategic Dialogue. The Deputy Secretary also met with high school and college women participating in a U.S.-sponsored STEM program and local representatives of U.S. businesses.

  • Due to unforeseen logistical issues, the Deputy Secretary did not travel to Cairo, Egypt on March 10-11. She looks forward to rescheduling her visit.





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