WASHINGTON, D.C. – Next week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will be in Lithuania, Latvia, and Iceland to participate in a series of events with leaders and officials from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the Baltic States.
On Sunday, October 6, the Secretary will arrive in Lithuania for the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation (P-TEC), a regional initiative consisting of 23 Central and Eastern European nations recently formed by the Secretary in March. While there Secretary Perry will engage in a U.S.-Baltic Energy Dialogue to discuss the practical implementation of P-TEC in the Baltic region, participate in the signing of a joint statement along with MinisterŽygimantas Vaičiūnas, Minister Ralfs Nemiro, and Minister Taavi Aas, and will give the keynote address for the second P-TEC Ministerial.
Secretary Perry will also convene a U.S.-Poland-Ukraine trilateral following up on the recent Memorandum of Cooperation signed in Warsaw last month to develop enhanced interconnections between Poland and Ukraine, as well as hold a dialogue with representatives of Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine to advance cooperation on ensuring the energy security of Moldova. Finally, the Secretary will host a joint press conference with Minister of EnergyŽygimantas Vaičiūnas and European Commission Director General for Energy Ditte Juul Jørgensen.
On Tuesday, October 8, Secretary Perry will arrive in Riga, Latvia where he will deliver the keynote address at the EuroGas Central and Eastern Europe Conference to discuss energy security through energy diversity.
On Thursday, October 10, the Secretary will arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland to host a U.S. Industry Roundtable to engage with local industry stakeholders and deliver the keynote address at the Arctic Circle Assembly where he will discuss the economic and energy potential of the Arctic region.
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