Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice traveled to Germany, Romania, Ukraine and Belgium December 5-9, 2005. Her visit highlighted the enduring importance of transatlantic relations and U.S. efforts to partner with Europe to address common challenges around the globe.
Secretary Rice meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Secretary Rice’s visit to Germany was an opportunity to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and members of her new government to discuss ways to build on our long-standing friendship.
Her first trip to Romania continued our dialogue on a broad range of issues with this important NATO ally.
Her stop in Ukraine underscored U.S. support for continued political and economic reform one year after the "Orange Revolution."
In Brussels, the Secretary participated in the NATO Ministerial and have a number of bilateral meetings with her European counterparts.
Prior to Secretary Rice's visit, Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick visited Germany, November 30-December 1, 2005 to meet with Chancellor Merkel, members of her new cabinet, national security officials, and members of the Bundestag. Mr. Zoellick also participated in a round table with German opinion leaders. He focused on listening to German officials and opinion leaders about their views on Germany's evolving role in Europe and the world, as well as their ideas and plans to promote economic growth and prosperity and, as the world's leading exporter and Europe's biggest economy, their promotion of further trade liberalization in the Doha WTO negotiations.
12/08/05 Secretary Rice at the NATO Ministerial
12/07/05 Secretary Rice's Visit to Ukraine
12/06/05 Secretary Rice's Visit to Germany
12/06/05 Secretary Rice's Visit to Romania
Remarks by Secretary Rice
12/08/05 Press Availability at the NATO Ministerial
12/07/05 Town Hall Meeting with University Students
12/07/05 Press Availability with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko
12/06/05 Press Availability with Romanian President Traian Basescu
12/06/05 Interview with Anne Will of German TV One (ARD)
12/06/05 Interview with Julie Etchingham of Sky News
12/06/05 Press Availability with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
12/05/05 Remarks Upon Her Departure for Europe
12/05/05 Remarks En Route to Berlin, Germany