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Pelosi, Congressional Delegation Concludes Visit to Munich Security Conference

February 18, 2019

Brussels – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the conclusion of the Munich Security Conference, after participating in two days of bilateral meetings and high-level discussions:

“The Munich Security Conference provided a vital opportunity for our high-level congressional delegation to engage directly with foreign leaders and our allies on critical issues facing the United States and the international community.

“It was especially important for our delegation to meet with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan to discuss advancing peace, security and stability at this important time.

“With EUCOM and NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Curtis M. Scaparrotti and Ambassador Philip Reeker, our delegation discussed the challenges and opportunities facing our relationships with individual NATO nations.  We affirmed the importance of ensuring that our NATO allies trust that the United States will be a steadfast partner and a principled leader against authoritarianism.

“At the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group, we engaged in a vital dialogue on non-proliferation efforts and asserted the need for stronger action to counter surging cyber threats and the accelerating climate crisis.

“The bipartisan, bicameral U.S. Congressional delegations, representing 10 percent of the Congress, were well received as we worked to strengthen the trans-Atlantic alliance at the Munich Security Conference.”