U.S. European Command hosted Eurasia Ambassador Conference

STUTTGART-VAIHINGEN, Germany -- Regional U.S. Ambassadors and other senior officials from the departments of State and Defense met with U.S. European Command leadership today to discuss initiatives and objectives during the Eurasia U.S. Ambassador's Conference.

The conference was an opportunity for both EUCOM and regional U.S. ambassadors to address each countries programs and concerns with a goal of working together to effectively support current initiatives.

Gen. James L. Jones, U.S. European Command Commander hosted the two-day Eurasia U.S. Ambassador's Conference Feb. 24 and 25 at the command headquarters.

The General emphasized the importance of interagency involvement with military activities to effectively meet the challenges in the region.

It is necessary to maintain visibility on each other to be effective, General Jones said. He stressed that he wants to make the conference participants aware of what EUCOM is doing and what the military capabilities are.

Participants included U.S. Ambassadors from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Ukraine. Also, U.S. military representatives from Russia and Turkey were present. General Jones stressed that the importance of getting together for the conference was to draw on the experience and leadership of those represented.

The conference featured discussions on current country specific issues, concerns and objectives as well as EUCOM integrating Theater Security Cooperation activities with broader U.S. policy goals.

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