Riga, November 19, 2014 – U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will visit Riga November 19-20. While in Latvia, Assistant Secretary Nuland will meet with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs, and Minister of Defense Raimonds Vējonis to discuss bilateral cooperation, regional security, and Latvia’s upcoming tenure as President of the EU Council.
Ambassador Victoria Nuland assumed her position as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs on September 18, 2013. As Assistant Secretary she is responsible for diplomatic relations with 50 countries in Europe and Eurasia, as well as with NATO, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Previously, Ambassador Nuland served as State Department Spokesperson. For more information about U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, please see: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/214343.htm