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Secretary Rice: Travel to Egypt, May 1-4, 2007

 Secretary Rice deplanes. State Dept photo/Matty Stern

New International Compact Supports Democracy in Iraq
Secretary Rice (May 4):
"We've just completed a very successful meeting of Iraq's neighbors in an expanded format with the Group of Eight, the G-8, and the Permanent Five members of the Security Council of the United Nations. ....The international community took its place alongside Iraq and its neighbors to commit, as it did yesterday through the International Compact, to a set of obligations as Iraqis move forward on their obligations, but also to continue the process to foster international support for the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Maliki."


Secretary Rice traveled to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt for the launch of the International Compact with Iraq and the Expanded Neighbors of Iraq ministerial. She held several bilateral meetings. While in Sharm el-Sheikh, Secretary Rice discussed ways to support Iraq in its economic reform efforts and move forward with the stabilization of Iraq and transition to full Iraqi self-reliance. 

Complete List of Secretary Rice's 2007 Travels

Remarks made during the trip
--05/04/2007  Remarks Following Iraq Neighbors' Conference
--05/04/2007  Intervention at Iraq Neighbors' Conference
--05/03/2007  Interview With James Rosen of Fox News
--05/03/2007  Interview With John Sciutto of ABC News
--05/03/2007  Interview With Martin Fletcher of NBC News
--05/03/2007  Interview With Sheila MacVicar of CBS News
--05/03/2007  Interview With Zain Verjee of CNN
--05/03/2007  Remarks at International Compact With Iraq Ministerial
Briefing With Deputy Secretary of Treasury Robert Kimmitt
--05/03/2007  Briefing by U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker
--05/03/2007  Interview of U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker with Jonathan Beale of BBC
--05/01/2007  Digital Video Conference Briefing by U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker
--04/30/2007  Briefing by Senior Advisor on Iraq David Satterfield

Information related to the trip
--05/01/2007  Media Note: Meetings in Sharm el-Sheikh
--04/20/2007  Media Note: Secretary Rice To Travel to Egypt


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