Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried will travel to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, and Turkey March 13-17, 2006. He will be accompanied by Senior Advisor for Eurasia Steven Mann, Terry Davidson, the Division Chief of the Press and Outreach Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, told Trend.
On March 13-14, Assistant Secretary Fried will meet with senior Azerbaijani officials to discuss our bilateral relationship, democracy, and Nagorno-Karabakh. He also has meetings scheduled with civil society and business leaders in Baku.
On March 14-15, Assistant Secretary Fried will meet with senior Georgian officials to discuss U.S. support for Georgia's democratic reforms, the peaceful resolution of separatist conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and Georgia's ties to Euro-Atlantic institutions.
On March 15-16, Assistant Secretary Fried will hold meetings in Yerevan with senior government officials to discuss our bilateral relationship, democracy, and Nagorno-Karabakh.
On March 16, Assistant Secretary Fried will depart for Ankara, Turkey, where he will meet the Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister for U.S. Bilateral Affairs and discuss his trip to the Caucasus.
Assistant Secretary Fried will return to the United States on Friday, March 17.