Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie D. Jenkins will travel to Bucharest, Deveselu, London, Rzeszow, and Warsaw from August 16 to August 23, 2023.
In Bucharest, the Under Secretary will meet with foreign counterparts from the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss our ongoing cooperation on civil nuclear partnership and strengthening Euro-Atlantic security. While in Romania, the Under Secretary will be at the Naval Support Facility in Deveselu to visit the U.S. Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System that is part of the U.S. European Phased Adaptive Approach to protect European NATO Allies and U.S. deployed forces in the region. The Under Secretary will then travel to London to engage with government officials and civil society, including next generation scholars.
From London, Under Secretary Jenkins will travel to Rzeszow and Warsaw in Poland to underscore the importance of the U.S.-Poland strategic partnership as we work together to support Ukraine. In Rzeszow, the Under Secretary will meet with U.S. troops and observe our ongoing work to help Ukraine defend itself. In Warsaw, the Under Secretary will meet with counterparts from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss ongoing collaboration including nonproliferation and assistance to Ukraine.