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Secretary Clinton: Travel to Malta, Libya, Oman, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

October 17, 2011 to October 23, 2011

Photos | Secretary’s Travel Map

Secretary Clinton traveled to Malta, LibyaOman, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Secretary Clinton was the first Secretary of State in the United States to visit Malta in more than two decades. She thanked the government and people of Malta for their extraordinary response to the events of this last year and to reaffirm the strong partnership and friendship between our two countries.

There were three main purposes to the Secretary’s visit to Libya. First was simply to offer on behalf of the American people and government, congratulations and best wishes to the Libyan people for what, through great hardship, sacrifice, and courage, they have achieved in opening the door to a more promising future for Libya after 42 years of the Qadhafi dictatorship.

The second area of focus for the Secretary’s trip was the whole range of transition-related issues, the way moving forward. The third area that the Secretary talked about was for an expanded deeper partnership between Libya and the United States, both at the official level and between the Libyan people and the people of the United States.

On October 19, Secretary Clinton made an unannounced visit to Kabul, Afghanistan. She met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. On October 20 the Secretary traveled to Pakistan for bilateral meetings with Pakistani Government officials.

From October 22-23, Secretary Clinton traveled to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In Tajikistan, she met with President Emomali Rahmon and Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi; and held a town hall with civil society in Dushanbe.

In Uzbekistan, Secretary Clinton held a bilateral meeting with President Islam Karimov and Foreign Minister Elyor Ganiev; and toured the new General Motors Powertrain plant in Tashkent, where she gave remarks announcing the Central Asia Technology Entrepreneurship Program and Techno-Prize Competition.

10/23/2011 Remarks at GM Plant
10/23/2011 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Tashkent
10/23/2011 Interview With NBC's Meet the Press
10/23/2011 Interview With ABC's This Week
10/23/2011 Interview With FOX News Sunday
10/23/2011 Interview With CNN's State of the Union
10/22/2011 Interview With Jackie Northam of National Public Radio
10/22/2011 Interview With Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News
10/22/2011 Background Briefing in Tashkent
10/22/2011 Remarks With Foreign Minister Zarifi After Their Meeting
10/22/2011 Town Hall With Women, Youth, and Civil Society
10/22/2011 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Dushanbe
10/22/2011 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Events in Islamabad
10/21/2011 Townterview with Moeed Pirzada of Pakistan TV
10/21/2011 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Islamabad
10/21/2011 TV Roundtable With Dawn, ARY, AAJ, Dunya, Geo, Express, and Pakistan TV
10/21/2011 Remarks With Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar
10/20/2011 Interview With Mike Viqueira of NBC News
10/20/2011 Interview With Abdul Merzee of Ariana Television
10/20/2011 Interview With Jill Dougherty of CNN
10/20/2011 Interview With Kim Ghattas of BBC
10/20/2011 Interview With Mujahid Kakar of Tolo TV
10/20/2011 Interview With Nick Schifrin of ABC News
10/20/2011 Interview With Wendell Goler of Fox
10/20/2011 Interview With Whit Johnson of CBS
10/20/2011 Remarks With Afghan President Karzai
10/20/2011 Remarks With Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Before Their Meeting
10/20/2011 Roundtable With Civil Society Leaders
10/19/2011 Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials on Afghanistan
10/19/2011 Background Briefing: Senior State Department Official on North Korea
10/19/2011 Background Briefing En Route Muscat, Oman
10/18/2011 Remarks With Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril
10/18/2011 Joint Press Statements With Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi After Their Meeting
10/18/2011 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Valletta
10/18/2011 Remarks to Embassy Staff and Families
10/18/2011 Remarks With Libyan Prime Minister Jibril
10/18/2011 Town Hall Meeting With Youth and Civil Society
10/17/2011 Background Briefing En Route Malta

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