Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Travels to Prague, Brussels, Dublin, and Belfast

Secretary Clinton boards plane in Beirut, Lebanon, April 26, 2009. [State Department Photo]

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Prague, the Czech Republic; Brussels, Belgium; Dublin, Ireland; and Belfast, Northern Ireland December 3-7.

Secretary Clinton will travel to Prague, the Czech Republic, December 3 to meet with Czech officials on strengthening Czech energy independence, as well as advancing human rights and supporting democratic transitions around the world.

Secretary Clinton will visit Brussels, Belgium, December 4-5 to participate in a meeting of NATO foreign ministers. The Secretary and her counterparts will discuss current security challenges in the Western Balkans and NATO’s global partnerships. The Secretary will participate in a foreign ministers’ meeting of the NATO-Russia Council on December 4 and of the NATO-Georgia Commission on December 5. NATO foreign ministers will also meet with their non-NATO partners… more »

Remarks With Czech Republic Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg Before Their Meeting

Remarks

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
September 21, 2012

SECRETARY CLINTON: I am so delighted to welcome my colleague and friend, the Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic. Minister Schwarzenberg is a great proponent of human rights and has been for his entire life. He is also a very strong advocate of the transatlantic relationship, something that we highly value. And I’ve had the privilege of working with him both at the beginning of my time as Secretary of State, and now toward the end.

But we will have the opportunity today to discuss a broad range of issues that are of not only bilateral importance but regional and global importance as well.

Karel, welcome.

FOREIGN MINISTER SCHWARZENBERG: Thank you. I’m very, very glad to be again in Washington. And indeed, the transatlantic relation is still going strong but something one has to work on daily. It’s like in a marriage; if you don’t care for your wife or for your husband every day, it slowly (inaudible) disappears. The same thing for the transatlantic relationship. We have to care for it every day. More

Photo of the Week: Defending the Rights of LGBT People

Ambassador Norman L. Eisen and a group from the U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic march in the second annual Pride Parade in Prague on Saturday, August 18th. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Hannah Johnson serves as an Assistant Editor for DipNote.

This week’s “Photo of the Week” comes to us from the U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic and shows Ambassador Norman L. Eisen and a group from the embassy marching in the second annual Pride Parade in Prague on Saturday, August 18, 2012. The parade participants walked from Wenceslas Square to Strelecky Island accompanied by floats with music and dancers.

The United States is working throughout the world to defend the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of all races, religions, and nationalities as part of our comprehensive human rights policy… more »