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Remarks With French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner Before Their Meeting

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
May 11, 2009


Date: 05/11/2009 Description: Remarks by Secretary Clinton and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner before their meeting. © State Dept Photo by Michael GrossSECRETARY CLINTON: Well, it’s a delight to welcome back a friend and fellow foreign minister to discuss a range of issues that are important not only to France and the United States but to the entire world. And I am delighted to see Minister Kouchner here. He was just up in New York at the United Nations. And it has been a great pleasure and privilege for me to work with you over these past months.

FOREIGN MINISTER KOUCHNER:Thank you. It’s my (inaudible) to be with Secretary Clinton. And yes, serious subject we’re talking, if I may, several subject, but Afghanistan, of course, but we were just talking about Sri Lanka, and the Secretary (inaudible), and if time enough, to say some words on Somalia and also Sudan.

Thank you for receiving me.

SECRETARY CLINTON:Oh, it’s a pleasure. A long agenda, my friend. Thank you all


PRN: 2009/448


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