Bratislava, June, 2021 – A U.S. delegation including Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, Deputy Assistant Secretary State Matthew Boys and US Ambassador Bridget A. Brink attended this year’s GLOBSEC Forum 2021 Security Conference. Hundreds of guests, including senior officials, subject matter experts, and business leaders from around the world, participated in person or online under careful anti-pandemic measures. The main theme of the conference, which took place from 15 to 17 June, was “Let’s rebuild the world better”.
Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland spoke in the discussion on Central Europe and the Democratic Agenda. She answered questions about the Biden-Putin summit and reiterated the importance of “protecting and caring for our democratic gardens” by fighting corruption, protecting freedom of the press and civil society, and combating racism and injustice. She added that when the US and the EU work together to invest in and protect our economies, it leads to greater prosperity for all of us. US officials, as well as we at the US Embassy in Slovakia, are proud to have been able to contribute again to the important discussion on our common values, joint security and prosperity, and how to deal with the consequences of a pandemic.