- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia State University officials say ambassadors from four eastern European nations are scheduled to discuss their common economic interests during a luncheon hosted by the school’s World Affairs Council.

Officials say ambassadors from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - also known as the Visegrad Group - will discuss several topics including security, regional energy needs and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Tuesday at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Atlanta.

Organizers say the ambassadors will also discuss the group’s agenda within the European Union and will take questions on the situation in Ukraine.

School officials say former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe will introduce the panelists and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Dennis Lockhart will serve as moderator.