Deputy Secretary Zoellick: Travel to Germany
Prior to Secretary Rice's visit, Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick visited Germany November 30-December 1, 2005 to meet with Chancellor Merkel, members of her new cabinet, national security officials, and members of the Bundestag. The Deputy Secretary also participated in a round table with German opinion leaders. He focused 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.
Deputy Secretary Zoellick visited Germany November 30-December 1, 2005 to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel.