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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 20, 2006


Secretary Rice to Travel to Europe

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria April 24-28, 2006. In addition to discussions with leaders of the three countries, she will take part in an informal meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign Ministers to discuss preparations for the NATO Summit in Riga, Latvia this November. She will also take part in a transatlantic dinner involving the Foreign Ministers of all NATO and EU countries.

In Turkey and Greece she will review our shared interests with these strategic partners, including advancing democracy and peace in the broader Middle East and beyond, combating terrorism, Cyprus and Turkey’s EU accession, and Eurasian energy security.

In Bulgaria, Secretary Rice is expected to sign a Defense Cooperation Agreement and discuss bilateral and regional issues.

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Released on April 20, 2006

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