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Secretary Rice: Travel to Germany, Japan, South Korea, and China, June 23-30, 2008

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, after their talks at the State Guesthouse, in Beijing, China Sunday, June 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, Pool) 
Secretary Rice Visits China
Secretary Rice (June 29):
"We do very much have a large agenda, as is befitting the United States and China. It is a relationship that needs to work well if we are to be able to address the many challenges in international politics. And so, our discussions of the six-party talks and how to move forward on verification and monitoring so that we can get to the abandonment of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula has been a – one of our elements of our conversation and I’m sure we will have further discussion." Full Text

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Secretary Rice, Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura, and Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith pose for photographers during their trilateral meeting in Kyoto, Japan, Friday, June 27
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice traveled June 23-30 to Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the People’s Republic of China.

Secretary Rice visited Berlin to attend an international conference in Support of Palestinian Civil Security and Rule of Law. She also had bilateral consultations with German and European officials while there.

In Kyoto on June 26-28, Secretary Rice attended the G-8 Ministerial to discuss G-8 commitments on health, disease prevention, and open markets, as well as prepare for the G-8 summit to be held in Lake Toya, Japan in July. While in Kyoto, Secretary Rice also participated with her Australian and Japanese counterparts in the Trilateral Strategic Dialogue, in which they discussed global issues and areas of cooperation in East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East.

Following the G-8 Ministerial, Secretary Rice traveled to Seoul June 28-29, where she held bilateral consultation with the Foreign Minister and other Republic of Korea officials. Discussions included economic issues, Six-Party coordination, alliance issues, and regional cooperation.

Secretary Rice traveled to Chengdu on June 29 and then proceeded to Beijing for meetings on June 29-30. In Chengdu, Secretary Rice expressed condolences on behalf of the American people following last month’s devastating earthquake. She also met with local officials and aid organizations working to bring assistance to victims of the natural disaster. In Beijing, Secretary Rice consulted with Foreign Minister Yang and other senior Chinese officials and discussed a wide range of bilateral, regional, and international issues.
Remarks made during the trip
--06/30/08  Remarks with the Press in Beijing
--06/29/08  Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Yang
--06/29/08  Remarks on Visit to Samaritan's Purse NGO, Water Purification Project
--06/28/08  Briefing With Director of Office of Korean Affairs Sung Kim
--06/28/08  Remarks With South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan
--06/28/08  Remarks En Route Seoul, Korea
--06/27/08  Remarks at G-8 Ministers Press Conference
--06/27/08  Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Komura
--06/26/08  Remarks to the Travelling Press on the North Korean Declaration
--06/26/08  Diplomacy Is Working on North Korea
--06/26/08  Remarks Upon Arrival in Kyoto, Japan
--06/24/08  Condolences for Our Colleagues in Iraq
--06/24/08  Statement on Zimbabwe
--06/24/08  Remarks at Conference in Support of Palestinian Civil Security and Rule of Law
--06/23/08  Remarks En route Berlin, Germany

Information related to the trip
--06/24/08 Quartet Statement
Photo Gallery: Sec Rice Palestine Conference Berlin
2008 G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting

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