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Secretary Rice:Travel to the Middle East, March 28-31, 2008

Secretary Rice in Amman, Jordan.
Achieving a Two-State Solution
Secretary Rice (Mar. 31):
"Settlement activity ... should stop, that its expansion should stop, that it is indeed not consistent with Roadmap obligations. That is why ... we have a committee that deals with Roadmap obligations. And it is my very strong view that the best thing that we can do is to focus on getting this agreement, because then we won't have these discussions about what belongs in Israel and what belongs in Palestine; we will know." Full Text

Secretary Rice traveled to Jerusalem and Jordan on March 28-31, 2008. She met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to support their ongoing bilateral dialogue and the serious effort underway to achieve agreement this year on the establishment of a Palestinian state, living side by side with Israel in peace and security. The Secretary discussed efforts to improve conditions on the ground and to advance Palestinian economic development and capacity building.

Additionally, she met with King Abdullah to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, the political situation in Lebanon, stability in Iraq, and other regional developments.

Remarks made during the trip
--03/31/08 Remarks With Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas; Amman, Jordan
--03/30/08 Joint Press Availability With Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni; Jerusalem
--03/30/08 Press Statement With Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad; Jerusalem
--03/30/08 Roundtable With Traveling Press; Jerusalem
--03/29/08 On-the-Record Briefing En Route Tel Aviv, Israel; En route Tel Aviv, Israel

Information related to the trip
--03/30/08 Secretary Rice’s Trilateral Meeting With Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Defense Minister Ehud Barak

Photo Gallery
Secretary Rice talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at his residence in Jerusalem. [Photo credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv]
Photos from Jerusalem
Secretary meets with King Abdullah in Jordan on Sunday, March 30, 2008. [Photo credit: Yousef Allan]
Photos from Jordan

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