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Secretary Rice: Travel to Germany and Switzerland, January 22-23, 2008


Address to the World Economic Forum 
(Jan. 23):
"...There is not one challenge in the world today that will get better if we approach it without confidence in the appeal and effectiveness of our ideals--political and economic freedom, open markets and free trade, human dignity and human rights, equal opportunity and the rule of law. Without these principles, backed by all forms of national power, we may be able to manage global problems for a while, but we will not lay a foundation to solve them. This is the core of America's approach to the world."

Secretary Rice traveled to Berlin, Germany January 22 and Davos, Switzerland January 23. In Berlin the Secretary participated in bilateral meetings with senior German officials during which she discussed the wide range of issues the U.S. and Germany cooperate on including the NATO effort in Afghanistan. She also participated in a meeting of the Permanent Five Members of the UN Security Council and Germany on Iran. In Davos the Secretary delivered the keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum and conducted bilateral meetings with senior Swiss officials.

Remarks made during the trip
--01/23/08 Interview With Maria Bartiromo of CNBC's Closing Bell
--01/23/08 Address to the World Economic Forum
--01/23/08 Discussion at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum
--01/23/08 Remarks With Swiss Federal Councilor Micheline Calmy-Rey
--01/22/08 Briefing En route Berlin, Germany

Information related to the trip
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