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Travel to the Middle East and Asia

November 10, 2005 to November 21, 2005

  Travels With
  Secretary of State
  Condoleezza Rice

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Secretary Rice traveled to the Middle East and Asia from November 10-21, 2005. Secretary Rice visited Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iraq and the Palestinian Territories before continuing on to Asia. In Bahrain, the Secretary attended the Forum for the Future and discussed regional issues including democratic reform, and support for the democratic political process in Iraq. Foreign ministers from across the BMENA region, the G8 and other partner countries worked to further reform in the areas of democracy, civil society and education.

In Saudi Arabia she attended the Saudi Strategic Dialogue and consult with the Saudis on a variety of issues including support for democracy reform and counter terrorism. The Secretary then traveled to Israel and Palestinian Territories to attend the Tenth Commemoration of the Assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and addressed the closing session of the Saban Forum. She also discussed with the situation in the region both the Israeli and Palestinian officials.

The Secretary proceeded to Busan, Republic of Korea and led the U.S. delegation at the Ministerial Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Following the APEC Leaders' Meeting in Busan, she accompanied President Bush on his visits to the People's Republic of China and Mongolia. At APEC, the U.S. advanced commitments for the upcoming Doha Round, promoted Avian Flu preparedness and planning, and reaffirmed Asia-Pacific cooperation in promoting free trade and open markets. [photos]

Remarks by President Bush
President's Travel to Japan, South Korea, China and Mongolia
11/17/05  Remarks by President Bush and President Roh of Korea
11/16/05  President and Prime Minister of Japan Discuss Strong Relationship
11/16/05  Remarks by the President in Kyoto, Japan

Remarks by Secretary Rice
11/20/05  Press Briefing on the President's Visit to China
11/16/05  Briefing with U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman
Jerusalem November 15, 2005.  Secretary Rice announces the Agreement on Movement and Access between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority in a press conference at the David Citadel Hotel. State Department photo.11/15/05  Press Availability with EU High Representative Solana and Quartet Envoy Wolfensohn
11/14/05  Interview with Alia Toukan of Jordan TV
11/14/05  Joint Press Availability with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
11/13/05  Remarks at the Saban Forum Closing Session
11/13/05  Joint Press Availability with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud
11/13/05  Briefing En Route to Jerusalem
11/12/05  Remarks at the Opening Session of the Forum for the Future
11/12/05  Interview on Al Arabiya with Taher Barakeh
11/12/05  Remarks at the Announcement of the Fund/Foundation for the Future
11/11/05  Interview on Al-Iraqiya with Karim Hamadi
11/11/05  Interview on Fox News with Reena Ninan
11/11/05  Interview on CNN with Kevin Flower
11/11/05  Interview on NBC News with Richard Engle
11/11/05  Interview on ABC News with Miguel Marquez
11/11/05  Interview on CBS News with Wyatt Andrews
11/11/05  Joint Press Availabiilty with Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari
11/11/05  Remarks at the Inauguration of the Provincial Reconstruction Team
11/10/05  Briefing En Route Shannon, Ireland

Press Releases
11/09/05  Briefing to Preview Secretary Rice's Middle East Travel

Related Sites
President's Travel to Japan, South Korea, China and Mongolia
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

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