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Hillary Clinton heads for Stockholm

Hillary Clinton heads for Stockholm

Published: 02 Jun 2012 09:45 GMT+02:00
Updated: 02 Jun 2012 09:45 GMT+02:00

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading for Stockholm next on her rushed tour of Scandinavia, as her plane from Norway to Stockholm lifts off on Saturday evening.

On Friday Clinton met with survivors from the Utöya massacre.

“On issues of security and peace, on human rights and development, the US has no better partner than Norway,” said Clinton with a smile, whilst attending a lunch hosted by Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Clinton had specifically requested a meeting with survivors from last summer’s massacre at Utöya, and on Friday afternoon met with Eskild Pederson, leader of the social democratic youth party AUF, and several others, reported news agency NTB.

Clinton also discussed the Arctic Tromsö area, as well as concern for the continued flow of weapons into Syria with her Norwegian colleague Jonas Gahr Störe.

Both the Arctic and Syria are likely to be top of the agenda in Sweden as well. On Saturday evening, when Clinton lands on Stockholm airport Arlanda’s tarmac, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt will be there to welcome her.

Her 24-hour visit in Stockholm looks to be jam-packed with meetings.

Clinton will be meeting Carl Bildt and Defense Minister Karin Engström for talks on a boat trip through Stockholm’s archipelago, meeting Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and discussing how to lower emissions causing climate change at an environmental conference together with Crown Princess Victoria.

Sweden’s foreign ministry and police force prepared for the visit on Friday, planning for the huge safety measures which surround Clinton’s visit. In Norway, the Secretary of State’s motorcade consisted of no fewer than 13 cars, and they won’t be any fewer in Stockholm.

As Clinton’s visit coincides with Stockholm Marathon on Saturday and a veteran car event on Sunday, traffic trouble is to be expected.

“Where the motorcade passes by we’ll stop all other traffic so that they can pass,” said Stockholm police officer Kjell Lindgren to news agency TT.

TT/The Local/cg (news@thelocal.se)

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14:50 June 2, 2012 by Cornelius Hamelberg
The world has changed quite a lot since Brother Obama was elected president and was awarded the Nobel Prize For Peace.

The world has changed, " Change has come to America!" roared Brother Barack on Day One, but so much remains the same when it comes to the US peoples' world view and the current understanding is that a guy like Romney would endorse these essentials which make the world an even more dangerous place.

Check it out :

http://alphadesigner.com/mapping-stereotypes/
17:11 June 2, 2012 by StockholmSam
@Cornelius Hamelberg

I certainly hope you did not expect 350+ million Americans' world view to change within four years simply because they elected a new president. That would indeed be naive. And exactly how do you define the world view of such a large nation, anyway? Isn't a world view a very individual thing, based on personal experiences?
17:55 June 2, 2012 by BenC30
Is Hilary undergoing surgery? She looks totally different from when she was First Lady. Is this the same person?
03:26 June 3, 2012 by Freebie
Earlier, 'Clinton took a first-hand look at the way a warming climate is changing the Arctic,' How can so-called climate change activists such as Clinton, maintain a straight face, and preach about the sins of man against Mother Earth. She then proceeds to encircle the earth in monster, pollution emitting jets and continues on her own polluting way by using no less than 13 gas-guzzling limos while in Stockholm. I'm all for doing my part in maintaining this beautiful planet, but please don't pontificate about how others are destroying this world in the name of greed. Paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw, "He who can, does. He who cannot, preaches."
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