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Secretary Rice: Travel to Europe and the Middle East, May 1-5, 2008

Secretary Rice and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during their joint press availability in Jerusalem on May 4, 2008.  AP Image
Joint Press Availability with Foreign Minister Livni
Secretary Rice (May 4):
"We want to see an agreement by the end of the year subject to Roadmap implementation.  So I'm here to talk about all of these elements.  I will shortly, very shortly, which is why we will have to be quick in this press conference, meet with Foreign Minister Livni and with Abu Alaa of the Palestinian Authority.  And we’ve had very good discussions, and we expect them to continue." Full Text

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice traveled to the United Kingdom, Israel, and the West Bank from May 1 to May 5.

In London, she met with the Quartet to discuss progress in peace talks since December. She also participated in the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee to discuss donor efforts and encourage others to follow through on their pledges of assistance to the Palestinian Authority from the December 2007 Paris Donors’ Conference. The Secretary also participated in a P5+1 meeting on Iran and discuss Kosovo with European colleagues. She  met separately with UK Foreign Minister Milliband and Quartet Envoy Blair.

In Israel and the West Bank, she met with senior Israeli and Palestinian officials to discuss progress made on the ground and in the peace process, the situation in Gaza, and the effort underway to achieve agreement this year on the establishment of a Palestinian state, living side by side with Israel in peace and security.

Remarks made during the trip
--05/05/08  Press Availability en route Shannon, Ireland
--05/04/08 Joint Press Availability with Foreign Minister Livni; Jerusalem
--05/04/08 Joint Press Availability with Palestinian President Abbas; Ramallah
--05/03/08 Moving Forward on the Tracks of the Annapolis Conference; En Route to Tel Aviv, Israel
--05/02/08 Remarks After Quartet Meeting; London, England
--05/01/08  Meetings in London; En Route to London, England

Information related to the trip
--05/02/08  P-5+1 Statement 
--05/02/08  Quartet Statement 

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