Rice, Gates to travel to Egypt, S. Arabia for talks

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to the Middle East from July 30 to August 2, and during her stops in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, she will be accompanied by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Rice, Gates to travel to Egypt, S. Arabia for talks
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to the Middle East from July 30 to August 2, and during her stops in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, she will be accompanied by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

"The two will meet with their counterparts to discuss the ways in which Iraq's neighbors can help advance the cause of security and stability in that country," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said during a department briefing on Tuesday.

While in Sharm el-Sheikh, Rice will meet with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, plus Egypt and Jordan, to consult on regional issues, he said.

Rice will then travel separately to Jerusalem and Ramallah for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials, where they will continue discussions on the development of a political horizon, he added.

Agencies

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