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Secretary Rice: Travel to Prague, Sofia, and Tbilisi, July 7-10

U.S. Remains Committed to Territorial Integrity of Georgia
Secretary Rice (July 10):
"I want to again affirm that the United States remains committed to the territorial integrity of Georgia, to its democratic development. It is extremely important that the conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia be resolved on the basics -- basis of principles that respect that territorial integrity, that respect the need for them to be resolved peacefully. We have noted concerns that violence should be -- should not be carried out by any party. And we, through the Friends process, will do everything that we can to help resolve those conflicts." Full TextPhoto Gallery
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Meets Embassy Staff and their families, Prague, July 8  [Photo by Lisa Fife, U.S. Embassy]
Photos from Czech Republic
After greeting Secretary Rice upon her arrival at the Presidency, Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov [left] explains about the history of some of the neighboring buildings. Also pictured, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin [right] and President Parvanov’s interpreter, Boyan Damyanov
Photos from Bulgaria

Secretary of State Rice traveled to Prague, Sofia, and Tbilisi from July 7 to July 10.

Secretary Rice met with senior Czech, Bulgarian, and Georgian officials to discuss a wide range of bilateral and transatlantic issues. In Prague, she signed an agreement for stationing a U.S. missile defense radar on Czech soil. In Sofia, Secretary Rice received the Stara Planina First Class Medal, Bulgaria’s highest award, for her role in obtaining the release last July of Bulgarian medics and a Palestinian doctor held in Libya.

Remarks made during the trip
--07/10/08  Interview With David Kikalishvili of Rustavi 2 TV
--07/10/08 Remarks With Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili
--07/10/08 Remarks at Roundtable With Civil Society Representatives
--07/09/08 Remarks on the Attack on the U.S. Consulate, Istanbul
--07/09/08 Remarks With Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin
--07/09/08 Remarks at Stara Planina Awards Ceremony
--07/08/08 Remarks at Town Hall Meeting With Staff of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
--07/08/08 Interview With Martin Reznicek, Czech TV
--07/08/08 Interview With Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Radio Farda Correspondents Golnaz Esfandiari and Mosaddegh Katouzian
--07/08/08 Remarks With Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg at Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement Signing Ceremony
--07/08/08 Remarks with Czech Prime Minister Topolanek
--07/08/08 Remarks En Route Prague, Czech Republic

Information related to the trip
--07/10/08  Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement Between the United States and the Czech Republic

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