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Secretary Clinton: Travel to the United Kingdom, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco


February 22, 2012 to February 26, 2012

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On February 23, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a four-nation trip to London and North Africa. In London, the Secretary attended a conference hosted by Prime Minster David Cameron, dedicated to building stability and peace in Somalia. Heads of state and foreign ministers from over 50 countries as well as representatives of the United Nations and the African Union will attend. The timing of the conference is significant as it convenes six months prior to the end of Somalia's political transition which is set to take place by August 20, 2012.

Secretary Clinton then traveled to North Africa. In Tunisia on February 24 and 25, she participated in the first meeting of the “Friends of Syria” group as part of our ongoing efforts with our friends, allies, and the Syrian opposition to crystallize next steps to halt the slaughter of the Syrian people and pursue a transition to democracy in Syria. She also met with Prime Minister Jebali and members of civil society to discuss bilateral cooperation and Tunisia’s progress in its democratic transition. In Algeria on February 25, Secretary Clinton met with President Bouteflika to discuss domestic developments, preparations for the May 10 parliamentary elections, and challenges facing the region. In Morocco on February 25 and 26, she met with Prime Minister Benkirane, as well as members of civil society, before presiding over a groundbreaking for the new U.S. Embassy in Rabat.

Remarks
02/26/2012 Remarks With Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Saad-Eddine Al-Othmani After Their Meeting
02/26/2012 Remarks at New Embassy Compound Ground Breaking Ceremony
02/26/2012 Interview With Michele Kelemen of NPR
02/26/2012 Interview With Samira Sitail of 2M
02/26/2012 Interview With Elise Labott of CNN
02/26/2012 Meeting With Embassy Staff and Families
02/26/2012 Interview With Wyatt Andrews of CBS
02/26/2012 Interview With Kim Ghattas of BBC
02/25/2012 Meeting With Embassy Staff and Their Families
02/25/2012 Remarks at Civil Society Roundtable
02/25/2012 Background Briefing by Senior State Department Official En Route Algiers
02/25/2012 Town Hall With Tunisian Youth
02/25/2012 Remarks Following Meeting With Tunisian President Marzouki
02/24/2012 Background Briefing by Senior State Department Official in Tunis, Tunisia
02/24/2012 Press Availability on the Meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People
02/24/2012 Interview With Ilir Ikonomi of Voice of America Albania
02/24/2012 Intervention at the Friends of Syrian People Meeting
02/23/2012 Press Availability on the London Conference
02/23/2012 Briefing on Bilateral Meeting with Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Khar of Pakistan
02/23/2012 Senior State Department Official Previewing the Friends of Syrian People Conference in Tunisia
02/23/2012  Intervention at the London Conference on Somalia
02/22/2012 Senior State Department Official Previewing Conference on Somalia

Other Releases
02/25/2012 Overview of U.S. Economic Assistance to Tunisia
02/24/2012 Chairman's Conclusions of the International Conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People, 24 February

Secretary's Schedule
Public Schedule for February 26, 2012
Public Schedule for February 25, 2012
Public Schedule for February 24, 2012
Public Schedule for February 23, 2012



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