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Secretary Rice: Travel to Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, and Egypt, November 5-9, 2008

Date: 11/09/2008 Location: Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt Description: Remarks by Secretary Rice, UN Secretary General Ki-Moon, Russian FM Lavrov, French FM Kouchner, EU High Representative Solana, European Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner, and Quartet Representative Blair at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. State Dept Photo 
Building a Palestinian State
Secretary Rice (Nov. 9
): "But I do think that what we heard today from the parties, which is the most important element of this, is that they believe in the Annapolis process. They believe in the integrated nature of this process that builds peace, both from the bottom up and from the top down. They believe that their negotiations are producing an atmosphere of trust, as well as a foundation on which to build." Full Text

Secretary of State Rice traveled to Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, and Egypt from November 5 to 9. While in the region she met with her Quartet counterparts and senior government officials to discuss efforts to achieve positive and lasting peace in the region consistent with the Annapolis process and the shared-goal of a two-state solution.

Remarks made during the trip
--11/09/08 Quartet Press Statement
--11/09/08 Remarks After the Quartet Meeting
--11/08/08 Remarks With Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
--11/08/08 Secretary Rice Announces New Round of U.S. Government Assistance in Jenin: U.S. Government Undertakes Projects Totaling $14 Million
--11/07/08 Remarks With Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
--11/06/08 Remarks With Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni
--11/06/08 Remarks En Route Tel Aviv, Israel

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Date: 11/06/2008 Location: Tel Aviv Description: Secretary Rice meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at his office in Tel Aviv, November 06, 2008 © Photo Credit:  Matty Stern/U.S. embassy Tel Aviv
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