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Secretary Rice: Travel to the Middle East, March 23-27, 2007

Secretary Rice, left, shake hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, during their meeting in Amman, Jordan March 26, 2007. [© AP Images]

Time is Now To Promote Two-State Solution
Secretary Rice (Mar. 27): "There is a growing consensus behind President Bush’s vision of the State of Israel and the new State of Palestine living side by side in peace and security, as well as an urgent desire to achieve it." 

Secretary Rice (Mar. 25):
"The Palestinian people have waited long enough to have a state of their own and the Israeli people have waited long enough to have the kind of security that will come from the establishment of a stable and democratic neighbor to live in peace with them. ...It is our role, all of us, to do whatever we can in order to promote the two-state solution at this time." 

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Secretary Rice meets with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, at the King David Hotel, Jerusalem, Sunday, March 25. Photo Credit:  Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv
Photos from Jerusalem.


Secretary Rice traveled to Aswan, Egypt; Jerusalem; Ramallah; and Amman, Jordan. In addition to bilateral meetings with representatives from the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority, Secretary Rice met with the foreign ministers of the Arab Quartet and with Egyptian President Mubarak in Aswan. She also met with Jordanian King Abdullah in Amman. While in the region, Secretary Rice discussed the next steps in achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as other regional issues of mutual interest. 

Complete List of Secretary Rice's 2007 Travels

Remarks made during the trip 
--03/27/07  Remarks After Meetings With Prime Minister Olmert and President Abbas; Jerusalem
--03/26/07  Interview With Rolando Oscar Haza of WJAN-CA's "A Mano Limpa"; Jerusalem
--03/26/07  Interview With Steve Centanni of Fox News; Jerusalem
--03/26/07  Press Availability With Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni; Jerusalem
--03/25/07  Remarks With Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas; Ramallah
--03/25/07  Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit; Aswan, Egypt
--03/23/07  Press Roundtable Interview; Jerusalem
--03/23/07  Press Roundtable Interview; Washington, DC

Information related to the trip
--03/21/07  Statement of the Middle East Quartet



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