Saturday, 9 January 2016

U.S. DoS media note: Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose to Travel to Western, Nordic and Baltic European Countries






Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 8, 2016






Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank A. Rose, will travel to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and Lithuania from January 9-27.

From January 10-18, Assistant Secretary Rose will be in Paris, The Hague, Berlin, and Rome for bilateral discussions on arms control, nuclear security, ballistic missile defense, and outer space security.
He will meet with senior officials from each country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense.
He will also travel to Brussels, where on January 12 he will participate in a press roundtable hosted by the U.S. Mission to NATO.

From January 18-20, Assistant Secretary Rose will visit Kyiv to hold discussions with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Space Agency, and the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on space security and other topics of mutual interest. Assistant Secretary Rose will also participate in a ceremony marking the update of the bilateral Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NRRC) communications link at the Ministry of Defense.

On January 21, Assistant Secretary Rose will visit Helsinki for meetings with counterparts from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, and with Members of Parliament on arms control, and other international security issues.

From January 22-24, Assistant Secretary Rose will visit Stockholm and meet with officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense on disarmament, strategic stability, and on the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV).

From January 24-26, Assistant Secretary Rose will be in Tallinn and Vilnius, respectively, to conduct meetings with officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense. On January 25, A/S Rose will deliver public remarks at the International Center for Defense Studies (ICDS) in Estonia.