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Secretary Rice: Travel to Europe and Iraq, April 24-28, 2006

Secretary Rice arrives in Baghdad for discussions with the new Iraqi government. State Department photo.
Secretary Rice arrives in Baghdad for discussions with the new Iraqi government.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice traveled to Turkey, Greece, Iraq, and Bulgaria. In addition to discussions with leaders of the four countries, she took 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 also took part in a transatlantic dinner involving the Foreign Ministers of all NATO and EU countries.

In Turkey and Greece she reviewed 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.    photo galleries: Greece | Turkey | Iraq | Bulgaria

On a mission to show support for Iraq's fledgling new government, Secretary Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld traveled to Baghdad on unannounced visits.

In Bulgaria, Secretary Rice signed a Defense Cooperation Agreement and discussed bilateral and regional issues.

Remarks by Secretary Rice
04/28/06  Remarks After Signing Defense Cooperation Agreement
04/27/06  Remarks After NATO Ministerial Meeting  
04/27/06  Stakeout With Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld 
04/26/06  Joint Roundtable With Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
04/26/06  Joint Roundtable With Secretary Rumsfeld With Local Reporters
04/26/06  Interview With Hilary Brown, ABC
04/26/06  Interview With Richard Engel, NBC
04/26/06  Interview With James Rosen, FOX
04/26/06  Interview With Ryan Chilcote, CNN
04/26/06  Interview With Thalia Assuras of CBS
04/26/06  Briefing En Route Baghdad, Iraq
04/25/06  Print Roundtable With Greek Journalists
04/25/06  Remarks With Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul
04/25/06  Remarks With Greek Foreign Minister Theodora Bakoyannis
04/25/06  Interview With Michael Grypiotis, Greek State Broadcasting
04/24/06  Briefing en Route Athens, Greece

Other Remarks
04/24/06  FPC Briefing  on Secretary Rice's Participation in NATO Ministerial and Visits

Related Information
Informal Meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers

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