Media Note
Washington, DC
September 3, 2010


William J. Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, will visit Russia and Ukraine on September 7-10. The purpose of his visit to Russia will be to review key issues on our bilateral and international agenda, and discuss future projects under the Obama-Medvedev Bilateral Presidential Commission. He will meet with key government ministers and also address civil society and human rights groups. In Ukraine, Under Secretary Burns will be following up on Secretary Clinton’s visit in July, meeting with governmental and non-governmental figures and discussing how we can enhance our bilateral strategic partnership.