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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 28, 2005

Secretary Rice and Deputy Secretary Zoellick to Travel to Europe

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to Germany, Romania, Ukraine and Belgium from December 5-9, 2005. Her visit will highlight the enduring importance of transatlantic relations and our efforts to partner with Europe to address common challenges around the globe.

Secretary Rice’s visit to Germany will be an opportunity to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and members of her new government to discuss ways to build on our long-standing friendship.

Her first trip to Romania will continue our dialogue on a broad range of issues with this important NATO ally.

Her stop in Ukraine will underscore U.S. support for continued political and economic reform one year after the "Orange Revolution" .

In Brussels, the Secretary will participate in the NATO Ministerial and have a number of bilateral meetings with her European counterparts.

Prior to Secretary Rice's visit, Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick will visit Germany November 30-December 1, 2005 to meet with Chancellor Merkel, members of her new cabinet, national security officials, and members of the Bundestag. Zoellick will also participate in a round table with German opinion leaders. Zoellick will focus on listening to German officials and opinion leaders about their views on Germany's evolving role in Europe and the world, as well as their ideas and plans to promote economic growth and prosperity and, as the world's leading exporter and Europe's biggest economy, their promotion of further trade liberalization in the Doha WTO negotiations.


Released on November 28, 2005

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