Biden to Attend Munich Security Conference
By Michael A. Fletcher
Vice President Biden is scheduled to make his first foreign trip as vice president when he travels to Germany at the end of next week to represent the United States at an annual security conference, Biden's office announced today.
Biden is scheduled to address the 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy. White House National Security Adviser James L. Jones is slated to join Biden at the meeting, which is set for Feb. 6-8.The future of NATO, nuclear weapons issues and the crises in Afghanistan and the Middle East are among the items on the conference agenda.
The gathering is an annual meeting of government officials, foreign and defense policy experts and journalists. Past speakers have included Vladimir Putin, when he was president of Russia, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and King Abdullah II of Jordan.
Biden's office said that additional details about the trip will be released at a later date.
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