Vice President's Foreign Policy Initiatives


Vice President Gore has played an instrumental role in shaping and implementing our nation's foreign policy over the course of the last eight years.

As one of President Clinton's chief foreign policy advisors, the Vice President has supported the Administration's efforts to promote peace across the globe, from Northern Ireland to the Middle East. He has also backed the President when he has ordered the use of force to defend American interests and values, from Haiti to Kosovo.

To capitalize on the Vice President's foreign policy expertise, President Clinton entrusted him with the responsibility of co-chairing five Binational Commissions, each with a country undergoing profound transformation of strategic importance to the United States - Russia, South Africa, Egypt, Ukraine and Khazakstan. The goals of each Binational Commission are to strengthen bilateral relations by:

The U.S.-Russia Binational Commission, launched in 1993, epitomizes the success of this innovative approach to U.S. foreign policy. The Commission consists of ten committees and working groups chaired by senior U.S. and Russian officials and specializing in issues ranging from defense conversion to the environment. Regular meetings of these committees and working groups culminate in annual meetings between Vice President Gore and his Russian counterpart. Under the Vice President's leadership, the U.S.-Russia Binational Commission has achieved concrete results, including:




In addition to his work on the Binational Commissions, the Vice President has spearheaded a number of other Administration's foreign policy initiatives, including:


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