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Hillary Clinton lines up Sweden visit

Hillary Clinton lines up Sweden visit

Published: 26 May 2012 07:35 GMT+02:00
Updated: 26 May 2012 07:35 GMT+02:00

The tour will kick off in Copenhagen, where Clinton will meet senior Danish officials before traveling the next day to Oslo and give a keynote address at a global health conference.

On June 3rd, Clinton will travel to Stockholm for meetings with Swedish officials to discuss green energy, internet freedom, Afghanistan and the Middle East, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.

"The secretary will travel to the Caucasus from June 4th to 7th. In all these countries, she will discuss important issues of regional security, democracy, economic development and counterterrorism," the statement added.

In Armenia on June 4th, the Secretary will meet with President Serzh Sarkisian and other senior Armenian officials. She will also meet with Armenian civil society leaders.

On June 5th, Clinton will open the US-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission plenary session in Batumi, Georgia, and the following day will travel to Azerbaijan to meet with President Ilham Aliyev.

The trip will end with Clinton co-chairing the Global Counterterrorism Forum ministerial meeting in Istanbul, where she will also discuss foreign policy challenges, including Syria and Iran, with senior Turkish officials.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

08:41 May 26, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
I believe Hillary Clinton is standing down after the forthcoming presidential elections (?) Maybe she is updating her 'database' on the international situation before metaphorically handing it over to her successor?

To some, she is a somewhat controversial figure, arousing strong views. One of the best ever biographies of her was Carl Bernstein's 'A Woman In Charge' - which deals fairly with her life and career.
12:39 May 26, 2012 by kirub
The Secretary of State is still the best foreign 'minister' the US administration has under President Barack Obama.
19:04 May 26, 2012 by philster61
Perhaps she is coming to look at the insider ways and means to get Assange to Sweden quicker.....
23:16 May 26, 2012 by VicTaulic
Don't kid yourself. Bill forced her to make this totally useless trip. He wants to meet blond babes. Ha ha for you, Sweden!
17:56 May 27, 2012 by Trace33
Please keep Her there in Sweden !
11:31 May 28, 2012 by adshasta
As far as Hillary's time being soon up, it should be of no surprise as first termers rarely continue with the 2nd administration. Hillary's success is too much for some. Sounds like sour grapes from the right. I along with so many believe she has and does a superb job as Sec. of State!
15:07 May 28, 2012 by Trace33
As far as "Hillary" there is not two cents difference in Her policies than Obama's,they are both left wing fruit cakes.
21:16 May 30, 2012 by viennacalling
Yes she looks washed out, no second term for this shipwreck

omex shares are still up ! hows the painting?
22:53 May 31, 2012 by smilingjack
the real queen of sweden is checking up on her sprogs to make sure they are towing the line. Getting he flights organised for Julian.
18:38 June 1, 2012 by Archie1954
Too, too coincidental! Madame Clinton is visiting to demand from the Swedish government the extradition of Julian Assange. The Swedish government is a stoolie for the Americans and will bow and scape to them every chance they get. Just watch and see if I'm not 100% correct.
15:26 June 3, 2012 by Ranger
Hillary Clinton could care less about Julian Assage charges made by two swedish whores looking for attention and extradition to sweden by the phony corrupt swedish court
22:26 June 14, 2012 by alecLoTh
What exactly about internet freedom will she be discussing? More or less of it?
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