Assistant Secretaries Patterson and Malinowski's Regional Travels, December 1-4

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 2, 2014

Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson traveled to Sanaa, Yemen on December 1-2 to reaffirm U.S. support for President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi and Yemen’s peaceful political transition.

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski traveled to Kuwait City, Kuwait on December 1-2 to discuss human rights issues with Kuwait government officials and civil society representatives.

Following these stops, Assistant Secretary Patterson and Assistant Secretary Malinowski are travelling to Manama, Bahrain on December 2-4‎ to meet with Bahraini government officials and civil society representatives to discuss bilateral and regional issues.

For more information on this trip please contact the NEA press team at and the DRL press team at