Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Travels to Denmark and Turkey

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 29, 2013

Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) Rick Barton will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, October 29-November 1, and to Turkey November 2-7, 2013.

In Denmark, Assistant Secretary Barton will participate in the Stabilization Leaders Forum, which brings together countries from across the world to share lessons learned and to discuss areas for collaboration.

In Turkey, the Assistant Secretary will meet with members of the Syrian opposition to discuss CSO’s transition assistance to support Syrian local councils and civil society in their efforts to provide essential services, to extend the rule of law, and to enhance stability inside liberated areas of Syria. He will also meet with Turkish Government officials.

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PRN: 2013/1309