Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Frank A. Rose will visit Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and France from September 4 to 13 for events and bilateral meetings on international security and arms control.
On September 5-6, Assistant Secretary Rose will meet in Oslo with senior officials in the Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs to discuss international security and arms control, among other issues. He will deliver remarks on strategic stability and regional security at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies.
On September 7, Assistant Secretary Rose will be in Geneva for meetings with delegations at the Conference on Disarmament. While there, he will also provide an update on the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV).
In Berlin, on September 8, Assistant Secretary Rose will meet with senior officials in the Chancellery, Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs, and members of parliament to discuss arms control and strategic stability issues.
Assistant Secretary Rose will then travel to Brussels on September 9 for meetings on regional security and arms control with NATO Allies and officials. He will also meet with European Union officials to discuss space security issues.
From September 10 to 12, Assistant Secretary Rose will travel to London for meetings with senior officials at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Ministry of Defense, and the Cabinet Office to discuss arms control, strategic stability, and other security matters. On September 12, he will participate in a roundtable discussion on deterrence at the Royal United Services Institute.
On September 13, Assistant Secretary Rose will travel to Paris for meetings with officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense on arms control and international security.