Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L Thompson will travel to Germany and Israel, February 13 - 21, 2019.

In Germany, the Under Secretary will participate in the 2019 Munich Security Conference. She will discuss cyber security issues in a roundtable discussion, and will participate in a panel discussion on arms control. Additionally, Under Secretary Thompson will conduct a series of bilateral meetings with senior government officials.

In Israel, Under Secretary Thompson will lead the U.S. delegation to the United States-Israel Joint Political Military Group (JPMG), one of several long-standing bilateral security discussions with Israel’s Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The discussions will cover a wide range of political-military issues, including regional security, arms control and nonproliferation policy, missile defense cooperation, and export control matters. The Under Secretary will also meet with senior government officials and receive field briefings on how the Israeli government addresses its current security challenges.