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Deputy Minister Jakub Dürr, General Ben Hodges, Reka Szemerkenyi (CEPA)
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Deputy Minister Dürr on Working Visit to Washington

 

Deputy Minister Jakub Dürr visited Washington on April 23-25, 2018. Together with Director-General for European Affairs of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany Martin Kotthaus they consulted American partners on current European issues and participated in discussions with experts from major American think tanks. The joint Czech-German consultations were preceded by separate talks of Deputy Minister Dürr with representatives of the U.S. Department of State covering the issues of the Western Balkans, Russia and regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Deputy Minister Dürr together with the Director-General for European Affairs of the German MFA Martin Kotthaus met the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell, the Assistant United States Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East Daniel Mullaney, senior Directors of the National Security Council and selected members of the House of Representatives. Other topics of the consultations were the regional issues and energy. On the margins of the joint consultations, Deputy Minister Dürr and Director-General Kotthaus participated in discussions with Brookings and Heritage think tanks as well as within the Center for European Policy Analysis salon with the former Allied Land Commander General B. Hodges.

Deputy Minister Dürr met with the representatives of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. State Department Director for South Central European Affairs Matthew Palmer and the Deputy Assistant Secretary from Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Kathleen Kavalec.

Director-General Martin Kotthaus, General Ben Hodges, Reka Szemerkenyi (CEPA), Deputy Minister Jakub Dürr

Director-General Martin Kotthaus, General Ben Hodges, Reka Szemerkenyi (CEPA), Deputy Minister Jakub Dürr

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