Secretary of State
Secretary Rice visited Moscow, Russia, April 19-20. The Secretary met with President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and other Russian officials. The focus of the Moscow visit was preparing for President Bush’s visit to Russia during the May 9 observances commemorating the end of World War II.
From there she traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania, for a regular meeting of NATO foreign ministers, as well as the NATO-Russia Council and the NATO-Ukraine Commission.
The Secretary also met Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus and Foreign Minister Antanas Valionis to discuss efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq and promotion of democracy.
Secretary Rice returned to Washington, DC, on April 21. [photo gallery]
Remarks by Secretary Rice2005/04/21: Press Availability at the NATO Ministerial
2005/04/21: Interview With James Rosen of Fox News
2005/04/20: Remarks to the Press with Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus
2005/04/20: Remarks to the Press En Route to Vilnius, Lithuania
2005/04/20: Remarks with Russian President Vladimir Putin Before Their Meeting
2005/04/20: Remarks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
2005/04/20: Interview with Aleksey Venediktov of Ekho Moskvy Radio
2005/04/20: Interview with Alexsey Pivovarov of NTV
2005/04/20: Interview with Jill Dougherty of CNN
2005/04/20: Interview with Wyatt Andrews of CBS
2005/04/19: Briefing en Route to Moscow, Russia
2005/04/15: Remarks to the Annual Convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors
NATO Ministerial Meetings