The Vice President began a three-day trip to Ukraine and Georgia today. He arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he visited with the staff of the U.S. embassy. On Tuesday, he will meet with President Yushchenko to discuss energy concerns, the economy, and democratic reforms. The Vice President will also meet with Prime Minister Tymoshenko and key civic leaders. On Wednesday, the Vice President will travel to Georgia, where he will meet with President Saakashvili and deliver an address to the Georgian parliament.
(Vice President Joe Biden and Charge D'Affaires James Pettit walk down the red carpet during an arrival ceremony in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, July 20, 2009. Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
(Vice President Joe Biden dips a piece of bread in salt as part of a welcoming ceremony upon the Vice President's arrival in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, July 20, 2009. Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)