U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2019
Acting Assistant Secretary Reeker travels to Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, and Finland
Acting Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker will travel to Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, and Finland August 19-28 to engage in several key events and meet with senior leaders.
From August 19-22, Ambassador Reeker will visit Berlin, where he will hold meetings with senior German government officials and participate in a series of events, including a roundtable discussion on Transatlantic relations at the German Marshall Fund.
On August 22, Ambassador Reeker will participate in the Adamkus Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. The conference brings together luminaries and senior leaders to discuss issues of regional and global importance.
On August 23, Ambassador Reeker will travel to Riga, Latvia, to participate in events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, a peaceful demonstration bringing together approximately two million people joining hands to form a human chain from Tallinn through Riga to Vilnius to demand freedom and protest Soviet occupation. Ambassador Reeker will honor the Baltic nations’ success in becoming vital members of the Transatlantic community and NATO. While in Riga, Ambassador Reeker will also meet with senior Latvian government officials.
On August 23, Ambassador Reeker will travel to Helsinki, Finland. While in Helsinki, he will meet with senior Finnish government officials.