Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 30-31, 2012. While in Riyadh, she met King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal. She also attended the First Ministerial Meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council-U.S. Strategic Cooperation Forum. In her conversations, she discussed the full range of bilateral and regional issues, including ongoing security cooperation in the region, as well as the international community’s continuing efforts to stop the bloodshed in Syria.
Secretary Clinton then traveled to Istanbul, Turkey March 31-April 1 to attend the second meeting of the “Friends of the Syrian People.” This meeting built upon steps that our friends, allies, and the Syrian opposition continue to take in an attempt to halt the slaughter of the Syrian people and pursue a transition to democracy in Syria. While in Istanbul, Secretary Clinton also conducted bilateral meetings with Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu and other foreign leaders.
-04/01/12 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Reena Ninan of ABC News; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/01/12 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Andrea Mitchell of NBC News; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/01/12 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Wendell Goler of FOX News; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/01/12 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Jill Dougherty of CNN; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/01/12 Secretary Clinton's Interview With Clarissa Ward of CBS News; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/01/12 Secretary Clinton's Intervention to the Friends of the Syrian People; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/01/12 Secretary Clinton's Remarks at Press Availability; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/01/12 Secretary Clinton's Remarks During Camera Spray Following Meeting with Syrian National Council; Istanbul, Turkey
-03/31/12 Background Briefing With Senior State Department Officials; En Route to Istanbul, Turkey
-03/31/12 Secretary Clinton's Meeting With Embassy Staff and Their Families; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
-03/31/12 Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
-03/30/12 Senior State Department Officials En Route to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; En Route to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
-04/01/12 Additional Humanitarian Relief for Syrians