Deputy Secretary Zoellick: Travel to Europe
Deputy Secretary Robert B. Zoellick visited fourteen European capitals March 28-April 5, 2005. During this time he made stops in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, and Spain. Near the end of the trip, Zoellick participated in a session with the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and the North Atlantic Council at NATO.
Deputy Secretary Zoellick met with Greek Foreign Minister Petros Moliviatis in Athens on Thursday, March 31, 2005.
This was Deputy Secretary Zoellick’s first overseas trip in his new post. Secretary Rice pledged that either she or Deputy Secretary Zoellick will visit all NATO capitals early in the President’s second term.
Deputy Secretary Zoellick reiterated America’s support for Europe as a strong, effective partner, and discuss how the United States can best work with our alliance partners to face common challenges over the next four years. He also visited each capital, so as to better understand the country’s particular interests and ideas.
In meetings with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament and the North Atlantic Council at NATO, Zoellick looked forward to in-depth exchanges with elected representatives and NATO Ambassadors from throughout Europe.
Remarks by Deputy Secretary Zoellick
2005/04/05: Remarks with European Union Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner
2005/04/05: Press Availability with Chairman of European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee
2004/04/04: Press Conference with Foreign Minister Rein Lang of Estonia
2004/04/02: Interview with Público Newspaper of Portugal
2005/04/01: Remarks with Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller of Denmark
2005/03/31: Remarks with Foreign Minister Cyril Svoboda of the Czech Republic
2005/03/31: Remarks with Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis of Greece
2005/03/30: Remarks with Foreign Minister Solomon Passy of Bulgaria
2005/03/29: Remarks with Foreign Minister Ferenc Somogyi of Hungary
2005/03/29: Remarks with Foreign Minister Dmitrij Rupel of Slovenia