Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman to Travel to Canada

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 20, 2015

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman will travel to Ottawa, Canada, May 21. She will lead the U.S. delegation to the sixth U.S.-Canada High-Level Policy Review Group, co-chaired by Canadian Political Director and Assistant Deputy Minister for International Security and Political Affairs Kerry Buck. The Review Group will discuss a broad range of bilateral, regional, and global issues that require cooperation, to include dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

The U.S. delegation will include Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs John Desrocher; Director for Regional and Security Policy Sherri Holliday-Sklar, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Director for Russia Kathleen Kavalec, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Acting Director for Canadian Affairs Karen Choe-Fichte, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Senior Adviser to the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Tim Vuono; Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace Michael Yaffe; Deputy Director for Regional Security Affairs Carl Paschall, Bureau of African Affairs; and Deputy Director in the Office of Afghanistan Affairs Tim Wilder.

Canada, one of our closest allies, friend, and neighbor, plays a key role on the international stage regarding a wide range of global and regional issues. The United States welcomes the opportunity to utilize the High-Level Policy Review Group to further enhance our deep bilateral relationship. Regular high-level dialogue between senior leaders from both governments advances our common goals around the world.