Blinken to visit Czech Republic and Moldova – Assistant Secretary of State O’Brien

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is preparing visits to the Czech Republic and Moldova next week, where he will discuss, among other things, military assistance for Ukraine in an informal NATO ministerial meeting. This was announced by Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs James O’Brien at a briefing for journalists.


According to the US assistant secretary of state, Anthony Blinken will visit Chisinau on 29 May to meet Moldovan President Maia Sandu and other officials. At these meetings, issues related to the country’s course towards European integration will be raised.

In the evening, the US Secretary of State will head to the Czech Republic. In Prague, he will participate in an informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers. The event will prepare decisions that will be approved at the July NATO summit in Washington, James O’Brien said.

In addition, the official explained that the foreign ministers will discuss the “Ukrainian issue” at the meeting in Prague. Also Anthony Blinken will hold meetings with a number of “high-ranking Czech officials”, summarised the US Assistant Secretary of State.

We will remind, earlier the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell said that Washington is no longer ready to defend all NATO allies under any circumstances. In this regard, he urged the EU to strengthen its own defence capabilities.