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How the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program could help you on your next trip abroad
Though careful planning and common sense are two of the best ways to stay safe when traveling, security situations can rapidly change in foreign countries.
That's why the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs has created the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to help keep you up-to-date on relevant security updates from the nearest U.S. consulate, wherever in the world you happen to be.
Here's how to sign up for STEP.
Who should register for STEP?
The primary purpose of STEP is to keep American citizens safe. Here are a few reasons to consider signing up:
- You're traveling to an area that's politically unstable or prone to violence.
- You're taking an extended trip (several weeks or months) where you have limited Wi-Fi access.
- You're traveling for a major event, summit or conference (like the World Cup) that might become the target of protests or attacks.
- You're a minority traveling to an area where you might be targeted as an outsider.
- You'd like an additional safety resource during your trip, no matter the destination.
Some group trips or programs may require participants to enroll. For instance, I had to enroll when I studied abroad in college.
In the event of a rapidly deteriorating situation, such as a coup or natural disaster, STEP can connect you with evacuation efforts or provide important safety information and help you take care of yourself.
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To register, create an account and fill in your personal information and emergency contact details.
Once your account is set up, log in and register each specific trip or residence abroad. You'll repeat this process for each new trip to receive STEP alerts.
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Next, fill in the dates of your trip, the reason you're traveling and how you can be reached while abroad. If there are any timely alerts specific to your destination, you'll also be alerted of that information at this point.
It may be helpful to think of STEP like travel insurance: If all goes well, you won't need to use it, and you might even forget you have it.
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Please follow the steps below before your immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia
Step 1: Register your appointment online
You need to register your appointment online. Registering your appointment provides us with the information we need to return your passport to you after your interview. Registration is free. Click the “Register” button below to register.
If you want to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you will be able to do so after you register your appointment.
Step 2: Get a medical exam in Russia
As soon as you receive your appointment date, you must schedule a medical exam in Russia. Click the “Medical Exam Instructions” button below for a list of designated doctor’s offices in Russia. Please schedule and attend a medical exam with one of these doctors before your interview.
Medical Exam Instructions >>
Step 3: Complete your pre-interview checklist
It is important that you bring all required original documents to your interview. We’ve created a checklist that will tell you what to bring. Please print the checklist below and bring it to your interview along with the listed documents.
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Step 4: Review interview guidelines
Read our interview guidelines to learn about any special actions that you need to take before your visa interview.
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Medical Exam Instructions
All immigrant visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination prior to the issuance of a visa. Only a physician accredited by the U.S. Embassy can perform this exam. It is your responsibility to schedule a medical exam with one of the doctors listed below before your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy. Medical examination results from other physicians will not be accepted.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM)
Appointment should be scheduled by phone: 7(495) 797-8723 and 8(800) 700-8723 To register for medical examination electronically please follow the web link: http://moscow.iom.int/documents/E-Appointment.doc Appointment hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Cost of medical examination: not higher than the ruble equivalent of $210 (adults) and $150 (children under 15 years old).
Items to bring to your medical examination
The doctor will need the following items to complete the medical exam forms:
- Your visa interview letter
- Your passport
- Five (5) recently taken passport-sized color photographs,
- A copy of your immunization records
- DS-260 Confirmation page
Any medical examination fees, including x-ray and blood test fees, must be paid directly to the examining physician.
During the medical exam
The medical examination will include a medical history review, physical examination, and chest X-ray and blood tests (for applicants 15 years of age or older). The United States also requires tuberculosis (TB) testing for all applicants two years of age and older. Please be prepared to discuss your medical history, medications you are taking, and current treatments you are undergoing. More information on general medical requirements for U.S. immigrants is available here .
U.S. immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of a visa. Current immigrant visa vaccination requirements are available here . You can also read Frequently Asked Questions about our medical examination requirements online.
After the medical exam
When your examination is completed, the doctor will either provide you with exam results in a sealed envelope, or send them directly to the U.S. Consulate. IF GIVEN AN ENVELOPE TO CARRY TO YOUR INTERVIEW, DO NOT OPEN THIS ENVELOPE . Instead, bring it to your visa interview.
Any x-rays taken will be given to you. You DO NOT need to bring the x-rays to your visa interview unless you suffer from tuberculosis (TB). However, you must carry the x-rays with you when you travel to the United States for the first time. The medical report must be less than six months old when you enter the United States as an immigrant.
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Please use the list below to determine the items that every applicant must bring to the immigrant visa interview:
- A copy of your NVC interview letter (does not apply to Diversity Visa, fiancé(e), adoptive, or asylee/refugee applicants).
- Unexpired passport valid for six months beyond your intended date of entry to the United States and a photocopy of the biographic page (where your name and photo are located).
- Two (2) color passport-size photographs of each person applying for a visa (5 cm x 5 cm, or 2 inch x 2 inch). Please review our online photo requirements .
- Confirmation page from the Form DS-260 Application for an Immigrant Visa you submitted online at ceac.state.gov/iv .
- Your original birth certificate and a photocopy. English translations are required only if your documents are in a language other than Russian.
- Medical examination results in a sealed envelope (if the physician gives you these results) .
- Original or certified copies of birth certificates for all children of the principal applicant (even if he or she is not accompanying) .
Applicants who fall into any category listed in italics below should bring these additional documents:
For family-based visa applications:
- The appropriate Form I-864 Affidavit of Support for each financial sponsor along with a photocopy of the sponsor’s IRS transcript or most recent U.S. federal income tax return, and any relevant W-2s.
- Proof of your U.S. petitioner’s status and domicile in the United States (photocopy of a U.S. passport, naturalization certificate, or lawful permanent resident card).
- Evidence of the relationship between the petitioner and visa applicant (such as photographs, letters, or emails).
If you are married: Your original marriage certificate and a photocopy. English translations are required only if your documents are in a language other than Russian.
If you were previously married: Your original divorce or spouse’s death certificate and a photocopy. English translations are required only if your documents are in a language other than Russian.
If you are older than 16 years of age: The original police certificate from your country of current residence and countries of previous residence. The police certificate must include all of your current and past legal names. If these three items are all true, you must bring a more recent police certificate to the interview:
- You are older than 16 years;
- You obtained a police certificate more than one year ago; and
- You still live in the country that issued the police certificate.
For employment-based visa applications: Letter from your U.S. employer dated less than one month ago.
If you have ever been convicted of a crime: Court and criminal records, English translation and a photocopy.
If you have served in any country’s military: Military records and a photocopy. English translations are required only if your documents are in a language other than Russian.
If you are adopted: Adoption papers or custody documents and a photocopy. English translations are required only if your documents are in a language other than Russian.
If you are the petitioner’s stepchild: The original marriage certificate of the petitioner and your biological parent, and a photocopy along with divorce records for any previous marriages of either parent. English translations are required only if your documents are in a language other than Russia
Sending documents to the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia
If the U.S. Embassy/Consulate requested additional information or documentation from you, you must submit those documents at a Pony Express Document Drop-off Locations. This web page explains how to submit your documents for delivery to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.
Rescheduling or cancelling your interview
If you are unable to attend your appointment, please visit ustraveldocs.com . There may be a significant wait before the next available appointment, so please attempt to attend the date already assigned. For some family-based and employment preference visa categories, a visa became available within the month you have been scheduled by NVC. DV applicants should be aware that visas are numerically limited and must be issued by September 30 of the program year. There is no guarantee that a visa will still be available on the date of your rescheduled interview. Please carefully consult the Visa Bulletin before you decide to reschedule you interview.
Please note: You need to register your original NVC/KCC appointment online before you can reschedule it. Rescheduling is only possible on a date after your assigned appointment.
Security screening procedures
All visitors to the U.S. Embassy Russia must follow certain security procedures. Any visitor who declines to be screened by U.S. Embassy security personnel will be unable to enter the Embassy. To avoid delaying your entry and that of those in line behind you, please bring only what is required for your interview. If you leave items in your car, be sure to put them in the trunk and lock your car; do not leave any personal items in view in the passenger compartment.
The following persons may accompany a visa applicant to their interview:
- Special Needs Visitors: Applicants may bring ONE person to help if they are elderly, disabled, or a minor child.
- Petitioners may accompany the applicant.
Attorneys are not permitted to accompany clients into the waiting room or to their interview.
Immigrant visa fees
If you have not paid all required fees to either the National Visa Center or via the appointment website, please be prepared to pay these fees on the day of your interview.
All fees may be paid in U.S. dollars or in rubles. We accept cash and credit cards only. Please note that if you are found ineligible to receive a visa, the application fee cannot be refunded. A complete list of fees can be found here .
Do not make travel plans outside of U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia
If your visa is approved, we will keep your passport at the Embassy while we prepare your immigration packet and print a visa for your passport. We will return your passport to you later via courier services only. If you have to travel within Russia while your passport is still with us, please make sure you have a valid picture ID other than your passport.
After Your Visa Interview
A consular officer can make a decision on a visa application only after reviewing the formal application and interviewing the applicant. There is no guarantee that you will receive a visa. Do not sell your house, car or property, resign from your job or make non-refundable flight or other travel arrangements until you have received your immigrant visa.
If more information is needed
Sometimes a consular officer is unable to make a decision on a visa application because he/she needs to review additional documents or the case requires further administrative processing. When additional documents are requested , the consular officer will give you a refusal letter that asks you to submit additional documents. The letter will include instructions on how to send those documents to the Embassy.
Administrative processing takes additional time after the interview. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days. However, the timing varies based on the circumstances of each case. Before inquiring about the status of administrative processing, please wait at least 60 days after your interview.
What happens after visa approval
Passport, Visa, and Sealed Immigrant Packet – We will place your immigrant visa on a page in your passport. Please review your visa to make sure there are no spelling errors. We will also give you a sealed envelope containing documents that you must give to U.S. immigration authorities when you arrive in the United States for the first time. Do not open this envelope. You must carry it with you; do not put it in your checked luggage. If you receive X-rays during your medical examination, carry those with you and give them to the U.S. immigration authorities.
When You Should Travel – You must enter the United States before the expiration date on your visa, which is either three or six months from the date of your medical exam. The principal applicant must enter before or at the same time as other family members with visas. Unless they are eligible for benefits under the Child Status Protection Act, children who are issued a visa before turning 21 years of age must enter the United States before their 21st birthday to avoid losing their immigrant status.
Getting a Green Card – Your Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card, also known as a green card, will be automatically mailed to the address in the United States that you write in your visa application form. This very important document proves you have permission to reside in the United States. If you plan to travel outside the U.S. before your green card arrives: Please consult USCIS’s and CBP’s websites for rules about what documents you need to re-enter the country. We also recommend you check with the airline to ensure you are in compliance with their rules. Once your card is issued, you should not stay outside of the United States for more than one year. If you do, you will lose your status as a Lawful Permanent Resident.
Children’s Issues – Children are required to have certain vaccinations before they can enroll in school in the United States. Therefore, we recommend that you bring your child’s complete vaccination records with you to the United States. Additionally, if your child is adopted, you have full custody as a result of a divorce, or you share custody with the child’s other parent, we recommend that you bring a copy of all applicable adoption or custodial papers from the authoritative court in your home country. You will likely need these papers (translated into English) in the United States for issues such as school enrollment, medical care, and eventual citizenship.
Information for New Immigrants – Please visit the USCIS web page for helpful information on moving to the United States. You can read their publication “ Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants” online.
Diversity Visa Applicants - Additional Information
If you are interviewing for a Diversity Visa (DV), all of the above instructions apply to you. Please schedule and attend a medical examination prior to your visa interview; enroll in the required courier service; and gather the required documents.
Below are additional instructions that apply only to DV applicants.
Bring to your interview
In addition to the documents listed on the Pre-Interview Checklist in this package, DV applicants should also bring the following items to your visa interview:
- Appointment information printed from the “Entrant Status Check” on the E-DV website .
- Documents showing that you have either a qualifying high school education OR have two years of qualifying work experience in the last five years immediately prior to application (for the principal applicant only; more information is available online ). Also bring any documents shwoing education beyond high school.
- Payment in cash of the $330 Diversity Visa Application Fee for each applicant.
Review your DV Lottery entry
Prior to your visa interview, we recommend that you review the data on your initial E-DV entry. On your initial E-DV application, you must have correctly entered your marital status. If you are legally married you must have listed your spouse, even if you are currently separated from him/her (unless your spouse is a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident).
Additionally, you must have listed ALL of your living children who are unmarried and under 21 years old. This includes your natural children, your spouse’s children, or children you have formally adopted in accordance with the laws of your country.
Failure to have listed an existing spouse or children at the time of your entry in the Diversity Visa lottery will result in the denial of your visa and visas for your family. Any fees paid to the U.S. government in support of your visa application(s) are nonrefundable. If you failed to include a child who had already been born, or a spouse to whom you were married when you entered the lottery, you should not proceed with the visa application. You can review the eligibility requirements online .
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U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Indonesia
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JAKARTA – On November 16, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto signed a historic Defense Cooperation Arrangement (DCA) between the United States and Indonesia. The Defense Cooperation Arrangement unlocks new opportunities for advanced cooperation that the United States will explore with Indonesia.
The two leaders celebrated the recent upgrade of the bilateral relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership by Presidents Biden and Joko Widodo and discussed ways to expand training opportunities, increase educational exchanges, and improve maritime domain awareness.
“Minister Prabowo and I just signed a historic Defense Cooperation Arrangement on the margins of the ADMM-Plus here in Jakarta,” noted Secretary Austin . “The deepening defense relationship between the United States and Indonesia forms a core part of our newly upgraded Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.”
Secretary Austin noted to reporters that the signing follows “the largest-ever iteration of Super Garuda Shield in Indonesia” in September. “[I]n that exercise, we had seven participating countries with 11 observer nations.”
While in Indonesia, Secretary Austin attend the 10th annual ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)-Plus, one year after the United States’ elevation of its relationship with ASEAN to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
The Secretary emphasized the U.S. commitment to ASEAN centrality as a key pillar of the United States’ efforts to uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific and detailed how U.S. security cooperation with ASEAN partners is contributing to a more stable and prosperous region. He discussed U.S. support for a shared regional vision and outlined challenges to that vision, including coercive PRC activities in the South China Sea, the ongoing crisis in Myanmar, destabilizing DPRK proliferation activities, and the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.
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By U.S. Embassy Jakarta | 17 November, 2023 | Topics: Press Releases
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U.S. Embassy in Haiti
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Upcoming Elections for Federal Office:
The following states have elections for federal office in the next 90 days:
November 21ˢᵗ: Utah Special General in U.S. Congressional District 2
December 2023- 30 Day Notice: No elections for federal office scheduled
January 2024- 60 Day Notice: Tentative – January 23ʳᵈ: New Hampshire Presidential Primary Election
February 2024 – 90 Day Notice: February 3ʳᵈ: South Carolina Presidential Primary – Democratic
February 6ᵗʰ: Nevada Presidential Primary
February 24ᵗʰ: South Carolina Presidential Primary – Republican
February 27ᵗʰ: Michigan Presidential Primary
Utah Special General in U.S. Congressional District 2: The State of Utah will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, November 21st, to fill a vacancy for the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Salt Lake City and western and southern portions of Utah, including Saint George and Tooele.
Register to Vote: The voter registration deadline for Service members, eligible family members, and overseas citizens is November 20th. Voters can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote, request a ballot, and update any contact information by using the completion tool available at fvap.gov/FPCA or by using the fillable PDF version. After completing the FPCA, voters must print, sign, and send it to their local election office.
Request a Ballot: Utah voters in the 2nd Congressional District who are already registered and want to receive a mailed ballot must send in the FPCA as a ballot request by November 13th. Registered voters who prefer to receive their ballot by email or fax can request their ballot up until the day prior to Election Day. Registered voters can send their completed, signed FPCA directly to their election office by email, mail, or fax.
Submit the Voted Ballot: Utah voters in the 2nd Congressional District can return their voted absentee ballot by mail, email, or fax and they must be postmarked by November 20th, received up until the 13th day after the election. Detailed instructions and county contact information are available at Utah (fvap.gov) Voters can verify the status of their voting materials by contacting their election office directly.
If your requested ballot does not arrive in time, use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) immediately at fvap.gov/FWAB . It works like a backup ballot. If your official absentee ballot arrives after sending in the FWAB, complete and send in the official ballot, too. Only one will be counted.
To make sure your voted ballot is received, go to FVAP.gov , pulldown menu and then click the “check the status of your voted ballot” button.
Learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) website, FVAP.gov . If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact U.S. Embassy Port au Prince at +509 2229 8000 or [email protected] .
By U.S. Mission Haiti | 14 November, 2023 | Topics: Alert , Events , News
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U.S. Embassy in Mauritania
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Location: Neighborhood of the U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott
Event: In light of current world events, there have been a number of protests across the street from U.S. Embassy Nouakchott. So far, these have been non-violent and have respected Mauritanian law. It can be expected that these protests will continue at our location and other prominent public places.
Embassy appointments are still open, but U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and to always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a demonstration. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate to violence. Do not attempt to drive or walk through a demonstration.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area of gathered protestors.
- Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
- Monitor local media and social media for updates.
- Keep a low profile.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Use caution when walking or driving at night, especially if alone.
- Notify friends and family of your travel and safety.
- Be aware of your surroundings, especially near banks and ATMs.
- Using public Wi-Fi for data carries the risk of hackers lurking behind that free open signal.
- Know the phone numbers and locations of medical and police resources.
- Read the country information page about health, safety and travel in Mauritania.
- Review the Country Security Report for Mauritania.
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- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
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By U.S. Embassy Mauritania | 13 November, 2023 | Topics: Alert , News , Security & Emergency Messages
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U.S. Embassy in Iceland
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Location: Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, southwest Iceland
Event : Earthquakes and indications of volcanic activity have increased in the Reykjanes Peninsula southwest of Reykjavik.
The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police declared a Civil Protection Alert Phase following an intense earthquake wave on November 10 at Sundhnúki, north of Grindavik. This activity could indicate magma movement and a volcanic eruption in the area near Mt. Thorbjörn in the area of the Svartsengi power plant and the Blue Lagoon. The seismic activity created ruptures in the primary road to Grindavik (Rt 43 – Grindavíkurvegur). Authorities suggest using Suðurstrandarvegur and Nesvegur out of Grindavik.
Flight operations at Keflavik International Airport have not been affected, though the Alert level has been raised to Orange.
If an eruption occurs, follow the instructions of Icelandic authorities. Volcanic hazards may include lava, toxic gases, and heavy smoke from fires ignited by lava. Do not walk on new lava – it may be only a thin crust with molten lava just beneath the surface. Commercially available face masks (e.g., dust masks, N95, or surgical/medical) offer no protection against volcanic gases that may accumulate in low lying areas.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor Iceland Civil Protection information about mass shelters and preparation at: Earthquakes in Reykjanes — Civil Protection (almannavarnir.is)
- Monitor volcanic activity and weather at: https://en.vedur.is/
- Follow recommendations by Icelandic Police, Icelandic Civil Defense (also at https://www.facebook.com/Almannavarnir/ ), and other authorities.
- Monitor local media outlets for updates (including online English language news outlet RUV (also at https://www.facebook.com/ruvenglish ).
- Follow the latest alerts on https://safetravel.is/
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By U.S. Embassy Reykjavik | 10 November, 2023 | Topics: Alert , News
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U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria
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Event: Today, Thursday November 16, 2023, football fans have planned a protest outside Vasil Levski National Stadium from approximately 1700 to 2200. Authorities expect 3,000 people, and have indicated a possibility of provocations and escalations.
The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic: Vasil Levski Blvd. and Gurko street, Dragan Tsankov Blvd. and Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., and Evlogi Georgiev Blvd. to Eagle’s bridge.
U.S. citizens and their family members are advised to exercise caution in areas affected by this protest.
Please anticipate road closures and an increased police presence in this area. This may result in delays, roadblocks, and in a general increase in normal weekday traffic throughout downtown Sofia. Please note that the demonstration times and road closures are subject to change.
Actions to Take:
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly become violent. Avoid areas of demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly found in the vicinity of large gatherings or demonstrations. Be aware of your surroundings. Monitor local media for updates. Keep a low profile. U.S. Citizens are advised to call the police (#112), seek a safe location, and wait for assistance from the police
U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria +359-2-937-5100 (business hours) +359-2-937-5101 (after hours—emergencies only—arrest, death, or danger to the safety and security of U.S. citizens) [email protected] https://bg.usembassy.gov
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By U.S. Embassy Sofia | 16 November, 2023 | Topics: Alert
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U.S. Embassy in Estonia
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November 14, 2023
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with Prime Minister Kaja Kallas of Estonia to reaffirm the strength of the bilateral relationship and our close coordination as NATO Allies. They discussed a full range of challenges, including with respect to European security, cyber, the Middle East, and the People’s Republic of China. They also underscored their shared commitment to supporting Ukraine as it defends itself from Russian aggression, including the importance of sustained security, economic, and humanitarian assistance.
By U.S. Embassy Tallinn | 15 November, 2023 | Topics: Europe & Eurasia , Government Offices , Key Officials , News , Policy , Political Affairs , Public Affairs , U.S. & Estonia
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