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Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright
Travels with the Secretary: September 30 - October 5, 2000

Madeleine K. Albright




Focus of Trip:
Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will travel to Iceland, France, Germany, and Egypt from September 30 to October 5.
      In Iceland on September 30, the Secretary discussed cooperation on NATO, the European Security and Defense Identity (ESDI), international peacekeeping, and the bilateral defense relationship, as well as expanded trade opportunities with Alaska.
      On October 1, the Secretary traveled to Bordeaux, France and met with former Prime Minister and Mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppe and openned the newest American Presence Post in France. In Paris on October 2, she took part in a ministerial meeting with France and the European Commission on foreign policy issues, and held bilateral meetings with French officials.
      Secretary Albright traveled to Dresden, Germany, on October 3, to participate in celebrations marking the tenth anniversary of German unification. The five heads of Germany's constitutional branches of government, along with invited foreign heads of state and ministers, were expected to attend the ceremonies.
     At the request of President Clinton, Secretary Albright met with Prime Minister Barak and Chairman Arafat on the serious escalation of violence in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. The meeting took place Wednesday, October 4, in Paris, France.
     Secretary Albright traveled October 5 to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt and met with Egyptian officials on Middle East issues. She returned to Washington October 5.

Secretary's Remarks:
* 10/05/00: Press briefing on Yugoslavia en route Washington, DC
* 10/05/00: Remarks with Foreign Minister of Egypt Amre Moussa, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
* 10/03/00: Remarks at the Unity Day Celebration, Dresden, Germany
* 10/02/00: Statement on meeting with Prime Minister Barak and Chairman Arafat , Paris, France
* 10/02/00: U.S.–EU Ministerial Press Conference, Paris, France
* 10/02/00: Press Remarks following meeting with President of France Jacques Chirac, Paris, France
* 10/01/00: Toast at luncheon in honor of the opening of the American Presence Post, Bordeaux, France
* 09/30/00: Remarks and Q&A with Students at Keflavik Naval Air Station, Iceland
* 09/30/00: Press remarks with Foreign Minister of Iceland Halldor Asgrimsson, Reykjavik, Iceland

Other Remarks:
*10/05/00: Ambassador Dennis Ross briefing en route Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

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