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Secretary Rice: Travel to Estonia, Latvia and Jordan, November 27- December 1, 2006

President Bush during his press conference in the Grand Hall at Latvia University November 28, 2006 in Riga, Latvia. [© AP Images]

President Bush Discusses NATO Alliance During Visit to Latvia
President Bush (Nov. 28): "Each of the Baltic countries is meeting its obligations to strengthen NATO by bringing new energy and vitality and clarity of purpose to the Alliance. Your love of liberty has made NATO stronger -- and with your help, our Alliance is rising to meet the great challenges and responsibilities of this young century, by making NATO the world's most effective united force for freedom. ... We thank the people of Latvia for your contributions to NATO, and for the powerful example you set for liberty. ... America is proud to call you friends and allies in the cause of peace and freedom."  full text



Secretary Rice traveled to Europe and the Middle East with the President.  Secretary Rice first  accompanied President Bush on his visit to Estonia, and then continued on to Riga, Latvia to attend the NATO Summit.  The Secretary then traveled to Jordan where she attended the Forum for the Future and participated in other meetings.  She also participated in the President's discussions with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki and representatives of his government.

Remarks made during the trip
--11/30/06  Interview With Brian Williams of NBC News
--11/30/06  Interview With James Rosen of Fox News
--11/30/06  Interview With Katie Couric of CBS News
--11/30/06  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Roundtable with the Travel Pool
--11/30/06  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Foreign Affairs Minister of Israel Tzipi Livni
--11/30/06  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas After Their Meeting
--11/28/06  Interview With Bernard Volker of TF1
--11/28/06  Interview With Eberhard Piltz of ZDF
--11/30/06  President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq
--11/28/06  President Bush Discusses NATO Alliance During Visit to Latvia
--11/28/06  President Bush Meets With President Vike-Freiberga of Latvia
--11/28/06  Remarks by President Bush and President Ilves of Estonia in An Exchange of Toasts
--11/28/06  Remarks by President Bush and President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia in a Press Availability
--11/28/06  Remarks by President Bush and Prime Minister Ansip of Estonia Before Meeting
--11/28/06  Remarks by President Bush in Greeting with Democracy Promoters
--11/21/06  NSC Senior Director Discusses the President's Trip to Estonia and Latvia and the NATO Summit
--11/21/06  Briefing by Under Secretary Burns on NATO Issues Prior to Riga Summit
--11/21/06  Assistant Secretary Fried briefs on NATO: Upcoming Summit in Riga, Latvia
Information related to the trip
NATO Summit  
--11/29/06  Forum for the Future: Advancing Political and Economic Reform in the Middle East Get Acrobat Reader PDF version
--11/28/06  NATO Summit 2006
--11/24/06  The NATO Riga Summit Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   
--11/21/06  Joint Statement by the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq

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