William Burns To Visit Russia, Ukraine Next Week

WASHINGTON, DC -- United States Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs William J. Burns will undertake a four-day visit to Russia and Ukraine next week beginning on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of State said in a statement.

William J. Burns

In Russia, he will review key issues on the two countries' bilateral and international agenda and discuss future projects under the Obama-Medvedev Bilateral Presidential Commission.

He will meet with key government ministers as well as civil society and human rights leaders.

In Ukraine, Burns will follow up on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit in July, meet with governmental and non-governmental figures and discuss ways to enhance bilateral strategic partnership.

Source: RTT News