Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 14, 2012


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

In Tbilisi, Georgia, Assistant Secretary Gordon will meet with senior Georgian officials and emphasize 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 will travel to Berlin, Germany on November 18. While in Berlin, he will meet with senior German Government officials to discuss the range of bilateral and global issues.

On November 19, Assistant Secretary Gordon will travel to Vienna, Austria. He will meet 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 will also meet 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 will travel to Brussels, Belgium on November 20. He will meet 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 will also meet with senior NATO officials in preparation for the December NATO Foreign Ministerial.



PRN: 2012/ 1798