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Travel to Africa and Middle East

July 19, 2005 to July 24, 2005

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice traveled to Senegal, Sudan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, and Lebanon from July 19 to 24.

In Dakar, Senegal she participated in the 2005 U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum being held under the auspices of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The African Growth and Opportunity Act is a key pillar of the Bush Administration’s policy to spur economic development, alleviate poverty, and encourage trade between the United States and sub-Saharan countries.

Secretary Rice visits with children at a IDP camp in Darfur during her travel to Sudan. State Department photoIn Sudan, the Secretary emphasized U.S. support for implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and urged further steps to resolve the crisis in Darfur. [photo gallery]

The Secretary’s travel to Israel and the Palestinian Territories continued U.S. efforts to spur the parties toward cooperation as part of the disengagement from Gaza and parts of the West Bank. [photo gallery]

In Lebanon, the Secretary met with the Prime Minister and other officials. She offered the support and best wishes of the United States to Lebanon's new government. [photo gallery]

Remarks by Secretary Rice
07/23/05: Remarks Before Meeting With Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres
07/23/05: Remarks Following Meeting With President Mahmoud Abbas
07/23/05: Sharm el Sheikh Bombings
07/22/05: Press Availability With Lebanese Prime Minister Seniora
07/21/05: Welcome Statements with Israel Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom
07/21/05  Interview With Andrea Koppel of CNN
07/21/05  Interview With Andrea Mitchell of NBC
07/21/05  Interview With Charlie Wolfson of CBS
07/21/05  Interview With Jackie Northam of NPR
07/21/05  Interview With Jonathan Karl of ABC
07/21/05  Interview With Traveling Party Press Corps Reporters
07/20/05: Interview with Jonathan Beale of BBC
07/20/05: Interview with Ngathie Diop of Senegal TV
07/20/05: Press Availability with Senegalese Foreign Minister
07/20/05: Remarks at the AGOA Forum
07/19/05: Briefing en route Dakar, Senegal

Related Information
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
2005 U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum pdf

Press Releases
07/20/05: Remarks by USAID Administrator Natsios at AGOA Forum: A New Vision for Growth and Competitiveness
07/20/05: AGOA Fund To Promote African Economic Growth pdf   
07/19/05: Video Remarks by the President
07/19/05: African Global Competitiveness Initiative
07/17/05  AGOA Frequently Asked Questions
07/15/05  AGOA Civil Society Forum Agenda pdf   
07/15/05  AGOA Ministerial Forum Agenda  pdf   
07/15/05  AGOA Private Sector Forum Agenda pdf   
07/15/05  Press Release: 2005 AGOA Forum in Dakar from July 18-20;
07/11/05  Key U.S. Government Assistance Programs for Africa pdf   


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