On November 16-18, Administrator Power will travel to Moldova to advance the United States’ partnership with the Moldovan people and participate in engagements demonstrating USAID’s commitment to supporting the country’s reform agenda. While in Moldova, Administrator Power will launch a new program to enhance the competitiveness of the country’s growing digital and communications technology sectors. She will meet with President Maia Sandu and Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita to discuss Moldova’s democratic progress and USAID’s efforts, in partnership with the Moldovan government, to enhance government transparency, increase economic opportunity, root out corruption, and improve the lives of Moldovan citizens. In addition, the Administrator will meet with journalists, civil society and community groups, the business community, and local government officials.
On November 19, Administrator Power will travel to Brussels, Belgium. While in Brussels, Administrator Power will participate in the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council Development Ministers Meeting to discuss U.S. government and USAID strategic and policy priorities with the European Union (EU) and its member states. Administrator Power will also hold bilateral meetings with key EU leaders including Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, and Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships.