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Remarks With Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos Before Their Meeting


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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
April 30, 2010

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SECRETARY CLINTON: Oh, I’m delighted and I’m going to tell the world how delighted I am –

FOREIGN MINISTER MORATINOS: Absolutely.

SECRETARY CLINTON: -- to have my friend, the Foreign Minister of Spain, here. I was with him last night at an event here in Washington where he spoke, and I just am delighted that we get to see one another on a regular basis and work on so many important issues.

FOREIGN MINISTER MORATINOS: Well, I’m very happy again, just today, we worked together to push forward in the Obama Administration-Hillary Clinton leadership for moving forward on the Middle East. I think – I hope that the things are going to be on track. And of course, Spain and European Union are going to work hand-by-hand in order to make it possible. And of course, we have been on bilateral level excellent relations, opportunity to discuss other issues of interest for both side – the Western Balkans, Latin America, so many issues.

SECRETARY CLINTON: So many issues.

FOREIGN MINISTER MORATINOS: And always together.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Yes, indeed. Thank you.

FOREIGN MINISTER MORATINOS: Thank you. Thank you.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you all very much.

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