Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Berlin March 4-5 to discuss bilateral, regional, and global issues with a number of senior German government officials, including the Chancellor’s Director General for Foreign Security and Development Policy, Christoph Heusgen and Foreign Office State Secretaries Markus Ederer and Stephan Steinlein. During his trip, he also held a meeting with Bundestag members and opinion leaders at the Körber Stiftung. As part of his public outreach, Deputy Secretary Blinken spoke to over 200 students and others at the Hertie School of Governance on transatlantic cooperation and the crisis in Ukraine. Before departing Germany, he gave an interview about US policy on Ukraine and Russia to Deutschlandfunk. Prior stops on the Deputy Secretary’s first official visit to Europe included France, Moldova, and the United Kingdom; Ukraine was the next and final country to be visited on this trip.