Assistant Secretary Kirsten D. Madison Travel to Ukraine and Denmark To Advance Anti-Corruption Initiatives

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 16, 2018

Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Kirsten D. Madison will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, and Copenhagen, Denmark, October 17-23, to participate in anti-corruption focused events and discussions.

While in Ukraine, Assistant Secretary Madison will meet with officials from the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the State Border Guard Service, and members of civil society to advance U.S.-supported justice sector reform in Ukraine. She will also give remarks at a graduation ceremony for the Patrol Police Academy, which the United States helped establish.

Following engagements in Ukraine, Assistant Secretary Madison will travel to Denmark to participate in the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) on October 22. Organized by Transparency International, the IACC is the world’s premier global forum for bringing together senior government officials, civil society, and the private sector to tackle the increasingly complex challenges posed by corruption.

The State Department, through INL, combats corruption worldwide by helping governments and civil society build transparent and accountable public institutions. These efforts support the strong, stable, and fair societies overseas that offer a level playing field for U.S. businesses, and counter the transnational crime and instability that threatens Americans’ security.