United States Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will address the Atlantic Council’s flagship conference on January 30 aimed at mobilizing the transatlantic community around an effective strategy for Europe’s East. For his first formal speech since being sworn in as Deputy Secretary of State, he will deliver on-the-record remarks which will be followed by a question and answer session.  Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe will moderate the discussion.

Organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, the Toward a Transatlantic Strategy for Europe’s East conference will also mark the beginning of Latvia’s 2015 EU Presidency and will help inform efforts to reassess the European Union’s Eastern Partnership, shape the role of the United States in the region, and advance an effective neighborhood policy in advance of the May 2015 Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga.

In addition to Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, prominent European and American officials will participate in the conference, including Adviser on Foreign and Security Policy to the Federal Chancellor of Germany Christoph Heusgen, Marshal of the Polish Sejm Radek Sikorski, Former European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Füle, and other ministers of foreign affairs from Europe and the region. The full agenda is available on the conference website.

For additional information or to RSVP, please email press@AtlanticCouncil.org.