U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) will visit Armenia on June 1. He will meet with President Serzh Sargsian and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian to discuss regional security and domestic issues. Senator Durbin and his delegation will also meet with participants of Armenia-Turkey cross-border programs funded by the United States and women political leaders.
In addition to being the second-highest ranking member of the United States Senate, Senator Durbin sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is also a member of the Subcommittee on European Affairs which has jurisdiction over matters concerning the continent of Europe, including the Caucasus. Its responsibilities include the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.