Secretary Clinton in Abu Dhabi: Thursday June 9th 2011 *updated*
Unfortunately, it’s hard to find much news about Secretary Clinton’s trip thus far because a) it’s just started and b) apparently the media can only cover one story at a time and much of the news about Secretary Clinton over at Daylife etc. is cross-referencing the current Weiner scandal, which I refuse to discuss on this website out of respect for Abedin-Weiner’s privacy. The last thing they need is more piling-on. This week over 75,000 people have come to this website via wordpress.com and Google based on a search for “abedin” and “weiner,” apparently only because of one post I put up congratulating them on their marriage last year. So, for any of the tens of thousands of first time visitors hoping for some gossip about the couple go somewhere else.
I suspect Secy Clinton will have bilaterals, pressers etc. today so I’ll post videos, transcripts etc. as they dribble in.
Here is the daily schedule:
SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates accompanied by Counselor Mills and Assistant Secretary Feltman.
11:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed, in Abu Dhabi.
1:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends the Libya Contact Group Ministerial Lunch and Co-Chairs Opening Remarks, in Abu Dhabi.
1:20 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammed Saba, in Abu Dhabi.
2:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends the Libya Contact Group Third Ministerial Session, in Abu Dhabi.
TBD Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with TNC Executive Bureau Chairman Dr. Mahmoud Jibril, in Abu Dhabi.
TBD Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, in Abu Dhabi.
TBD Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Belgian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov, in Abu Dhabi.
TBD Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, in Abu Dhabi.
6:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a press availability, in Abu Dhabi.
Here are a few photos: