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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
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The Secretary of State travels to all corners of the world to do her job. Her duties as Secretary include acting as the President's representative at all international forums; negotiating treaties and other international agreements, and conducting everyday, face-to-face diplomacy.

Where in the World Is the Secretary Today?
Secretary Rice was in New York City Monday, December 15 to Tuesday, December 16.
Sign hanging in briefing room at U.S. Department of State: White silhouette of continents on blue oval background with cream-colored oval frame

In the Air With the Secretary
How does Secretary Rice travel to all the countries she visits? Who goes with her? What does she do en route to her various stops?

Time is valuable when you are the Secretary of State. Secretary Rice uses her airplane as a mobile office while she is en route to her destination. She has a core group that travels with her. Members of the press also travel with her and she often gives remarks to the press while in the air. At times, foreign dignitaries travel on the Secretary's plane also.

The Secretary's plane is a reconfigured U.S. Air Force Boeing 757 that is outfitted with a cabin for the Secretary, seats for the staff, and security and a communications section for continuous information anywhere in the world.

Where Has the Secretary Been?
Date: 01/09/2009 Description: Total miles traveled as Secretary or State  1,059,247 State Dept PhotoAs Secretary of State:
Total Travel Time: 2,252.94 hours (93.87 days)
Total Countries Visited: 85
Total Trips Taken: 86
Countries Visited and Mileage: 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008
Figures as of January 9, 2009.

Want To Learn More?
Want to learn more about the world that the
Secretary has visited? Interested in
geography and country facts? Visit our student site.

Photo Gallery

Links to photo galleries are included on the Trip Page for each trip, when available. The latest photos are from Secretary Rice 's travel to Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, and Egypt

Date: 11/06/2008 Location: Tel Aviv Description: Secretary Rice meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at his office in Tel Aviv, November 06, 2008 © Photo Credit:  Matty Stern/U.S. embassy Tel Aviv
Photos from the Middle East

Secretary Rice deplanes upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport. July 29, 2006. State Dept photo
Secretary Rice shakes hands with Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 27, 2006. US Embassy photo.
Secretary Rice arrives at Le Bourget Airport in Paris on July 12, met by Ambassador Craig Stapleton. The Secretary is in town for meetings with Frances Foreign Minister Douste-Blazy and the P5 1 Min
Secretary Rice is greeted on arrival by Olympic Sprinter Ms. Eldece Clarke-Lewis, Bahamian Foreign Minister Mitchell and a traditional Bahamian junkanoo band member in Nassau, Bahamas March 21, 2006.

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