US seeks to mend ties with Europe

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WASHINGTON: The US Department of State has announced that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will visit five European nations staring Friday and seek to mend bilateral ties with them.

Starting February 16 up to February 23, the tour is aimed at mending cross-Atlantic ties that have been strained after the Donald Trump administration assumed office in January 2017, Xinhua news agency reported. 

Sullivan will arrive in Munich on February 16 to attend the Munich Security Conference, kicking off his visit to Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Latvia and Belgium. 

He will participate in a nuclear security and arms control panel discussion with foreign government officials to reaffirm the US stance on global nuclear security.

Sullivan will then travel to Rome to talk about cooperation on Ukraine, Libya and the Islamic State (IS), and deliver remarks at the American Studies Centre to discuss US-Italian cooperation on global security issues.

He will visit Kiev on February 21 to meet Ukrainian…

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