State Secretary Blazheska to pay working visit to the USA upon invitation of the US State Department
State Secretary Blazheska paid a working
visit to the USA upon invitation of the US State Department. The visit is realised within the initiative
Women Leaders for Peace and Security, and therefore Blazheska had meetings with
numerous representatives of the American institutions, international
organisations, think tanks and civil society.
In Washington she had meetings with
representatives of the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign Relations Committee
of the Senate and she participated on the panel discussions with
representatives of the Atlantic Council, the Institute for Inclusive Security
and the Institute for Peace.
In New York, Blazheska visited the United
Nations where she took place on a panel discussion on the Resolution 1325 of
the Security Council - Women, Peace and Security, and she had a meeting with
the CEO of the Women’s Refugee Commission, Sara Costa.
Blazheska continued her visit in San Diego
where the main topics of the meetings were migration movements. In this
context, the State Secretary visited the US-Mexico border, where she was
introduced to the methods for fight against illegal migration and the criminal
activities related to migration movements.
Blazheska had a meeting with the chief of
the San Diego police, Shelley Zimmerman and with the director of the
Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, Everard Meade.
Blazheska will finish her visit in
Minneapolis, where she will have a meeting with Senator Shawn Day and she will
have the opportunity to learn about the processes of integration of migrants,
refugees and other vulnerable groups in the American society.