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Pakistan, the Middle East, Morocco and Egypt, October 27-November 4, 2009


October 27, 2009 to November 4, 2009

Secretary Clinton went to Pakistan to continue efforts to create a comprehensive relationship with Pakistan that covers a whole range of issues that are important to the people of Pakistan, important to the people of the United States, and to the greater region.

Secretary Clinton and Special Envoy for Middle East Peace Senator George Mitchell held bilateral meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas, in the region.

Senator Mitchell traveled to  the region in advance of Secretary Clinton. These meetings built on the intensive work the Administration has engaged in with both sides since the trilateral meeting last month.

As President Obama has said, the Administration is committed to comprehensive peace, including a two-state solution. As Secretary Clinton reported to the President last week, challenges remain as we continue to work with both sides. Her visit reflects the Administration's commitment -- and her personal commitment -- to work through the challenges we face in pursuit of comprehensive Middle East peace.

Secretary Clinton was in Marrakesh, Morocco from November 2-3, 2009 to participate in the 6th Forum for the Future.

The Forum for the Future is a joint initiative of the countries of the Broader Middle East and North Africa region (BMENA) and the industrialized countries of the Group of Eight (G8). It is a unique partnership between governments of the region, the G8, civil society representatives and private sector leaders to discuss and exchange ideas on how to best work together to support progress and expand opportunities for the people of the region.

The Kingdom of Morocco and the United States were the co-hosts of the first Forum for the Future, which took place in Rabat in 2004.

Secretary Clinton then traveled to Cairo. She met with Minister of Intelligence General Suleiman, Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit and President Mubarak. She was joined in Cairo by Special Envoy Mitchell.  Special Envoy Mitchell had meetings in Amman, Jordan with King Abdullah and also with President Abbas.

Remarks
11/04/2009 Secretary Clinton's Remarks on the Plane in Cairo, Egypt
11/04/2009 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Jackie Northam of NPR
11/04/2009 Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit
11/03/2009 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Fouad Arif of Al-Aoula Television
11/03/2009 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Michel Ghandour of Al Hurra Television
11/03/2009 Assistant Secretary Crowley's Briefing En Route Cairo 
11/03/2009 Secretary Clinton's Remarks at Embassy Meet and Greet
11/03/2009 Secretary Clinton's Remarks at Civil Society Meeting
11/03/2009 Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Forum for the Future
11/02/2009 Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi-Fihri 
11/02/2009 Secretary Clinton's Remarks on the Middle East
11/01/2009 Secretary Clinton's Statement on Afghanistan Elections
10/31/2009 Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Israeli Primie Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
10/30/2009 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Jim Sciutto of ABC
10/30/2009 Secretary Clinton's Meeting With Pashtun Leaders
10/30/2009 Secretary Clinton's "Townterview" With Prominent Women Journalists
10/30/2009 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Margaret Warner of PBS
10/30/2009 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Andrea Mitchell of NBC
10/30/2009 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Jill Dougherty of CNN
10/20/2009 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Wyatt Andrews of CBS
10/30/2009 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Kim Ghattas of BBC
10/30/2009 Secretary Clinton's Roundtable with Senior Pakistani Editors 
10/29/2009 Secretary Clinton's Roundtable with Radio Journalists
10/29/2009 Secretary Clinton's Roundtable with Business Leaders Opening and Closing Remarks 
10/29/2009 Secretary Clinton's Remarks at a Town Hall at Government College University
10/28/2009 Secretary Clinton's Group Interview with Dunya TV, AAJ TV, Express TV, Geo TV, Dawn News, and PTV
10/28/2009 Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi
10/27/2009 Secretary Clinton's Plane Briefing En Route Islamabad, Pakistan
10/26/2009 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Anwar Iqbal of Pakistan's Dawn TV
10/26/2009 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Sami Abraham of Geo TV

Press Releases
11/03/2009 Secretary Clinton Announces New Initiatives to Bolster Science and Technology Collaboration With Muslim Communities Around the World 
11/03/2009 Forum for the Future and Examples of U.S. Support for Civil Society
11/03/2009 Secretary Clinton Announces Civil Society 2.0 Initiative to Build Capacity of Grassroots Organizations
11/03/2009 Secretary Clinton Announces Global Partnerships to Advance Cairo's "New Beginning"
10/29/2009 U.S. Secretary of State Encourages Use of New Media Communications in Pakistan: 'Our Voice' Cell Phone Social Networking on #7111
10/28/2009 Car Bomb in Peshawar
10/28/2009 The United States Provides $45 Million for Higher Education Commission
10/28/2009 United States Pledges $85 Million for the Benazir Income Support Program
10/28/2009 The United States Pledges $56 Million for Humanitarian Assistance to Displaced Pakistanis
10/28/2009 The U.S. Provides $103.5 Million in New Law Enforcement and Border Security Assistance
10/28/2009 Attack on a Guest House in Kabul
10/28/2009 The United States Announces the Pakistan Signature Energy Program



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