Washington, 28 September 2021 (TDI): On Monday, the US State Department announced Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s scheduled visit to Switzerland, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and India. The visit includes high-level meetings with the senior officials of the respective states.
Wendy R. Sherman will travel to Geneva, Switzerland on September 29, leading a United States interagency delegation to a US-Russian Strategic Stability Dialogue on September 30. The Dialogue follows from a bilateral commitment made by US President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin during their Geneva meeting in June, seeking arms control for the years to come. The Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, Bonnie Jenkins will also be accompanying Wendy Sherman on the visit. While in Switzerland, Deputy Secretary Sherman will be meeting Swiss State Secretary Livia Leu in Bern to inaugurate the first US-Swiss Strategic Partnership Dialogue.
Later, Wendy R. Sherman is scheduled to visit Tashkent, Uzbekistan on October 4, to meet with senior officials and civil society members. On October 6, Deputy Secretary Sherman will be traveling to India to convene bilateral meetings, civil society events, business meetings, and the India Ideas Summit Mumbai, in New Delhi and Mumbai. Lastly, Sherman will be visiting Islamabad, Pakistan from 7th to 8th October to meet with the senior officials; After CIA Director Will Burns, this will be one of the first high-level officials to visit Pakistan under the Biden administration.