Secretary of State Colin L. Powell traveled to Berlin, Germany and Brussels, Belgium.
In Berlin, Secretary Powell held bilateral meetings and attended the International Conference on Afghanistan that took place March 31-April 1. The German Government hosted the conference, and the Afghan Government led the conference, reaffirming the long-term commitment of the international community to the political, economic and security future of Afghanistan.
In Brussels, the Secretary participated with other NATO Foreign Ministers in an April 2 event marking the formal accession of the seven newest Allies. NATO Foreign Ministers then met to discuss the Alliance's agenda for its June Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.
Remarks by Secretary Powell
2004/04/02: Press Briefing En Route to Washington
2004/04/02: Press Briefing at Luns Theater at NATO Headquarters
2004/04/01: Remarks with Students At Max Planck School
2004/04/01: Interview with Reporters from New NATO Member Nations [also see photos]
2004/04/01: Interview with Maybritt Illner of ZDF German Television
2004/04/01: Cyprus Settlement
2004/03/31: Remarks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai
2004/03/31: Op-Ed 'Flexible and Unbreakable' on the the U.S.-German partnership
2004/03/30: Afghanistan: A Future The World Should Invest In
2004/03/26: Scene Setter on the International Conference on Afghanistan, March 31-April 1
2004/03/26: Remarks by Assistant Secretary Rocca at the International Conference on Afghanistan
Fact Sheet: Progress in Afghanistan’s Reconstruction
International Conference in Berlin
Afghan Donor Conference [DSL/Cable] [dial-up] [audio] [transcript]