Official International Travel of Madeleine Albright

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1 I was to find throughout my years as Secretary that travel was an efficient use of time because face-to-face meetings were action-forcing and the best possible way to size up others whether friend, foe, or in between. As both U.N. Ambassador and Secretary of State Official International Travel of Madeleine Albright June June 30 July 3 July December 16 Switzerland, Somalia, Maldives, Thailand, Cambodia Mexico, El Salvador Hungary February March Italy, Germany, France,,, Russia, Republic of Korea, Japan, China Finland June 24 July 4 July 24 August 2 China, Japan Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand January January 27 February 3 February Colombia, Panama, Mexico Switzerland, Russia, Croatia Croatia, Albania 1994 April 30 May 2 May 4 10 Russia Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Barbados August August Germany Kenya, Tanzania March 2 11 Portugal, Czech Republic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, January 4 13 Germany, Croatia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic,, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Albania, Romania, Netherlands May 25 June 1 June 25 July 1 France, Netherlands, Portugal, Croatia, Serbia-Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina Vietnam, Hong Kong August 29 September 3 October 5 8 Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russia, Austria, Israel, Palestinian Authority,, March April Italy, India, Bangladesh, Switzerland, Pakistan, Oman Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan March 25 April 5 South Africa, Mozambique, Croatia, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Sudan, Italy, Brazil, Argentina July 6 14 Spain, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Russia, Lithuania, Czech Republic November December 7 10 Malaysia, France May May 29 June 5 Italy, Portugal, Germany, Russia, Israel, Egypt May 8 9 Canada July Malaysia, Singapore December Israel, Palestinian Authority, Jordan June 5 7 Israel, Palestinian Authority, Egypt August 26 September 6 November 24 December February 23 March 2 March 31 May 1 6, 1995 September 3 12 November December 8 9 January January February 6 March April July 2 7 July August 28 September 4 Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia 1995, Oman, Kuwait, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Honduras Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Czech Republic China, Burma, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia Israel 1996 Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina Liberia, Angola, Burundi, Rwanda, Egypt, Switzerland, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Norway, Sweden, France Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Austria Greece, Cyprus, Turkey Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia September 9 15 October November December 4 18 December January 28 February 3 March 5 10 March April 4 6 April April 26 May 9 May May June 1 2 June 3 5 Israel, Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina,, Switzerland, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Canada, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Zimbabwe,, France Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italy 1998 France, Spain,, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Palestinian Authority Ukraine, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada Italy, Germany, Trinidad and Tobago Chile Russia, Japan, China, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Luxembourg Venezuela Switzerland January February February February 27 March 7 March April May 4 6 June 6 11 June July September 1 13 October October 31 November 2 November December 5 9 December Russia, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, France, Mexico France China, Thailand, Indonesia, Guatemala, Norway, Germany Germany,, Macedonia Switzerland, France, Finland, Germany, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria Singapore, Italy, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Vietnam, New Zealand Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania Norway Turkey, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Kosovo Saudi Arabia, Syria, Israel, Egypt Germany, France June June July 26 August 2 August August September 29 October 5 October October November November November 30 December 2 December 6 12 December January Syria China, Republic of Korea, Poland, Israel, Palestinian Authority, Germany Thailand, Japan, Italy, Russia Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia Colombia Iceland, France, Germany, Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia Democratic People s Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea Brunei Austria Mexico South Africa, Mauritius, Botswana, Algeria Hungary, 2001 Spain, France

2 Former Yugoslav Federation, 1991 Europe Born in Czechoslovakia, Albright holds a special place in her heart for that part of the world. After the fall of communism in 1989, she met the new president Václav Havel and forged a friendship that would last many years. In 1997, Albright was awarded the Order of the White Lion by Havel for her years of work on behalf of democracy. (In 1992, Czechoslovakia divided peacefully into two parts: the Czech Republic and Slovakia). Yugoslavia was another story. When the Cold War ended, the country broke apart. Brutal wars broke out among various ethnic factions in Bosnia and later in Kosovo. At Albright s urging, NATO intervened to halt Flag of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the terror and violence. Today the region includes the independent countries of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Albright and her European counterparts were greatly concerned about the violent break-up of Yugoslavia. She made multiple trips to the region, including 8 trips to Bosnia-Herzegovina, 8 trips to Croatia, 2 trips to Kosovo and 1 trip to Serbia-Montenegro. Order of the White Lion, 1997; Office of the President (Czech Republic). Photo by Rhinestone Fleur-de-Lis, c Photo by John Bigelow Taylor. I explained to Congress why we should care whether Bosnia held together in peace or fell apart in renewed conflict., Albright often conferred with such counterparts in Europe as foreign ministers of France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and the : Lion pin from Foreign Secretary Robin Cook Cook s Lion, c. 1970; Judith Leiber (US). Photo by Russian lacquerstyle pin from Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov Primakov s Snowy Scene, c. 1997; Designer unknown (US). Photo by French design flower from France s Foreign Minister Hubert Védrine Védrine s French Design, 1997; Designer unknown (France). Photo by John Bigelow Taylor.

3 American Flag, 2000; Robert Sorrell (US). Photo by Every other North Korean I met wore a pin bearing the face of Kim Il Sung [the father of Kim Jong-il]. I wore my largest American flag pin. North Korea Albright traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea, in October 2000 to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il about its development of long-range missiles and potential nuclear weapons. It was the first visit of a U.S. Secretary of State to the Democratic People s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

4 I wanted to travel to Kenya and Tanzania to express my condolences and see what more we could do to help. Angel, c. 1998; Designer unknown (US). Photo by Large Zebra, c. 1997; Kuo, (US). Photo by I wore my favorite zebra pins when I met Nelson Mandela. It was like having George Washington introduce himself. As both U.N. Ambassador and Secretary of State Africa During her years as Secretary of State ( ) and U.S. Ambassador to the UN ( ), Albright made seven major trips to the African continent. Of these, one marked the saddest of occasions, and another was one of the most inspiring. After the 1998 terrorist-bombings of U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya that killed hundreds of embassy personnel and local citizens, Albright accompanied the bodies of Americans on the journey back to the U.S. and later visited the sites where the bombings took place. In 1997, she traveled to South Africa and met with President Nelson Mandela, who had taught the world a profound lesson about choosing reconciliation over revenge. As U.S. Ambassador to the UN July 1993 Somalia March 1994 South Africa, Mozambique and Sudan January 1996 Liberia, Angola, Burundi and Rwanda December 1997 August 1998 October 1999 December 2000 Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, South Africa, and Zimbabwe Tanzania and Kenya Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania South Africa, Mauritius, Botswana, Algeria

5 Bee, c. 1980; Designer unknown, (US). Photo by I spent many hours wrangling with the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat about the need for compromise in the Middle East if I wanted to deliver a sharp message, I often wore a bee. Lion, 1968; Kenneth Jay Lane (US). Photo by In her 1997 meeting with Syrian President Hafez al-assad, whose name means lion in Arabic, she wore a lion pin. In 2000, she would attend his funeral. Middle East Secretary of State Albright met with leaders in the Middle East on a range of issues, from U.N. sanctions and weapons inspections in Iraq, to economic development and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. She traveled to Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, the Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. In addition to meetings in the U.S. attempting to work out a Middle East peace agreement, Albright made 7 trips to the Palestinian Authority and 10 trips to Israel during her tenure as Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to the UN.

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