US En­ergy Sec­re­tary Perry vis­its Kyiv

Kyiv Post - - Business Focus -

U.S. En­ergy Sec­re­tary Rick Perry (L) vis­ited Kyiv for the first time since he was con­firmed by the U.S. Se­nate in March 2017. Dur­ing his three-day visit start­ing on Nov. 10, the for­mer Texas gover­nor has met with the busi­ness com­mu­nity as well as top govern­ment of­fi­cials. This is part of the sec­re­tary’s four-coun­try tour of Cen­tral and Eastern Eu­rope as he is also vis­it­ing Hun­gary, Czech Repub­lic, and Poland. U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion is seek­ing to of­fer these coun­tries al­ter­na­tives to buy­ing gas and coal from neigh­bor­ing Rus­sia. In a meet­ing with Ukrainian Prime Min­is­ter Volodymyr Groys­man (R) in Kyiv on Nov. 12, Perry an­nounced that Trump would sign a Strate­gic En­ergy Di­a­logue that would “send a strong mes­sage that the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion and the U.S are go­ing to be strong al­lies and part­ners with Ukraine.” “The pres­i­dent wanted me to come to­day and tell you that you can count on the United States,” Perry said. (Wla­dys­law Musi­ienko).

Read the tran­script of U.S. En­ergy Sec­re­tary Rick Perry's Nov. 12 re­marks at the Diplo­matic Academy on the Kyiv Post web­site

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