THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
January 27, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden to Represent United States at Annual Munich Security Conference
The Vice President will travel to Germany at the end of next week to represent the United States and address the 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy, also known as Wehrkunde. General James L. Jones, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, will also attend the conference. Wehrkunde is an annual gathering of government officials, foreign and defense policy experts and journalists to discuss Trans-Atlantic security issues.
Past speakers and participants at the annual Munich Security Conference have included: Vladimir Putin, when he was President of Russia; the Secretary General of the United Nations; King Abdullah II of Jordan; Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. Additional details about the Vice President’s trip will be announced at a later date.