Under Secretary Burns: Travel to Madrid and Paris
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns traveled to Madrid, Spain and Paris, France November 27- December 1, 2007.
Under Secretary Burns visited Madrid November 27-30, where he led the U.S. delegation to the annual Ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The United States again demonstrated its support for the OSCE and its important work to promote human rights and democracy. The United States will seek measures to strengthen the OSCE’s Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the world’s premier election monitoring organization. The United States delegation also will be seeking decisions on expanding the OSCE’s activities in Afghanistan and Kosovo.
Under Secretary Burns speaks at a news briefing at the 15th OSCE Ministerial Council in Madrid, November 29, 2007. [OSCE/Mikhail Evstafiev]
In Paris on December 1 Under Secretary Burns participated in a P5+1 Political Directors meeting to discuss the text of the next United Nations Security Council Chapter VII sanctions resolution on Iran.
Remarks by Under Secretary Burns
--11/30/07 Press Conference at OSCE Ministerial Meeting
--11/29/07 Intervention to the OSCE Ministerial Council
--11/28/07 Press Conference at OSCE Ministerial Meeting
--11/29/07 Support for Basic Principles for Peaceful Settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict