USAID Assistant Administrator Brock Bierman Travels to Germany, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia

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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Germany, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia May 1-14.

In Germany, Assistant Administrator Bierman will attend the United States European Command (EUCOM) Change of Command ceremony for incoming EUCOM Commander General Tod Wolters.

In Albania, Bierman will meet with members of the newly-created High Judicial Council for discussions on Albania's justice sector reform agenda. He will also participate in meetings with members of a USAID-supported youth board and entrepreneurs who are former USAID beneficiaries. In honor of World Press Freedom Day, Bierman will meet with members of local media organizations to recognize the critical role they play in advancing democratic reform and transparency in Albania. In Tirana, he will also meet government officials, USAID partners, representatives of civil society, and other international donors.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bierman will participate in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Annual Meeting & Business Forum. He will also meet with young political leaders participating in the USAID-supported Advanced Leadership in Politics Institute, USAID-supported diaspora entrepreneurs, faith-based leaders, and other beneficiaries of USAID's work in-country. In addition, Bierman will attend the opening of a USAID-supported service center for families of children with disabilities.

In Serbia, Bierman will launch a new Development Credit Authority initiative in partnership with the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture to promote access to finance for Serbian agribusinesses. He will participate in a Memorandum of Understanding signing to increase the efficiency of district heating plants in three Serbian cities. He will also deliver remarks to judicial and public enforcement leaders.