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US Assistant Secretary of State Nuland to travel to Ukraine February 6

January 31, 2014, 5:21 UTC+3 WASHINGTON

In Kiev, “Assistant Secretary Nuland will meet with government officials, opposition leaders, civil society and business leaders

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WASHINGTON, January 31, 5:03 /ITAR-TASS/. Assistant Secretary of State Nuland will revisit Ukraine next week for talks with government and opposition officials.

Nuland will visit several European countries from January 31 to February 6, including Germany, Greece, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, and Ukraine.

In Kiev, “Assistant Secretary Nuland will meet with government officials, opposition leaders, civil society and business leaders to encourage agreement on a new government and plan of action that can put Ukraine back on track toward fulfilling the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for democracy, respect for human rights, European integration and economic growth,” the Department of State said on Thursday, January 30.

In December 2013, Nuland visited protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square and passed snacks around.

This time, she will accompany U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to the talks in Berlin on January 31. After that they will go to Munich for the Security Conference.

In Berlin, Secretary Kerry will meet with senior German officials to discuss our ongoing bilateral cooperation as well as pressing international issues.

In Munich, Secretary Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will participate in the 50th Munich Security Conference. At the Conference, Secretary Kerry and Secretary Hagel will underscore the United States’ commitment to our strong transatlantic relationship and our work to promote peace, democracy, and prosperity within the region and beyond.

While in Munich, Secretary Kerry will also hold a series of bilateral meetings.

On February 2, Assistant Secretary Nuland will travel to Athens, Greece to meet with senior Greek Government officials, business leaders and civil society to discuss bilateral and global issues, including economic growth, entrepreneurship, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

In Nicosia, Cyprus, on February 4, Assistant Secretary Nuland will meet with officials of the Cypriot Government to discuss initiatives to further develop and enhance U.S.-Cypriot relations. She will also meet with Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders to convey American support for accelerating progress toward a fair and lasting settlement of the Cyprus problem through the process facilitated by the U.N. Secretary General’s Good Offices Mission.

Assistant Secretary Nuland will be in Prague, Czech Republic, on February 5 where she will meet with senior Czech Government officials to discuss bilateral and global issues. She will also engage with Czech civil society leaders and members of the business community.

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