Counselor of the US State Department Derek Chollet will travel to the United Arab Emirates, January 8-10, where he will hold bilateral engagements with key Emirati officials on the latest regional and global developments, including Libya, according to US State Department.
Chollet will travel to UAE as part of an interagency delegation to participate in the first meeting of the Negev Forum Working Groups, US State Department said in a statement.
He will co-chair the Regional Security Working Group and hold consultations with representatives from the Governments of Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates, the statement pointed out.
Discussions will focus on advancing initiatives to encourage regional integration and cooperation, it added.
“On the sidelines of these multilateral meetings, he will hold bilateral engagements with key Emirati officials on the latest regional and global developments, including regarding the Russian war on Ukraine, Libya, and Iran, among others,” according to the statement.
“Counselor Chollet will then travel to North Macedonia, Kosovo, and Serbia, January 11-13. This latter portion of Counselor Chollet’s travels aims to underscore the enduring U.S. commitment to peace, stability, and prosperity in the Western Balkans.”