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Hillary Clinton creates history by calling nearly all US ambassadors for foreign policy meeting
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called US ambassadors from different countries to attend a wide-ranging foreign policy meeting, the first of its kind ever, in Washington on Monday.
Ambassadors from almost all 260 U.S. embassies, consulates and other posts in more than 180 countries are expected to gather at the State Department to attend the meeting, Politico reports.
The meeting would include discussions on several issues, including foreign policy priorities for 2011, and damages caused due to the release of hundreds of secret US diplomatic cables by Wikileaks, American officials said.
Clinton will meet individually with diplomats working in unstable countries, they added.
The ambassadors would reportedly hold meetings with their regional bureaus Monday and Tuesday. Clinton is set to address the ambassadors on Wednesday about "leading through civilian power."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for stronger U.S. diplomatic efforts in countries where tensions run high as unrest continues to grow on the streets of Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East.
“What’s going on today — recent events in Egypt and certainly in that broader region — remind us all how crucial it is to have top-notch leadership on the ground and how quickly the ground can shift under our feet,” she said Wednesday morning at an unprecedented gathering that brought most of the 260 U.S. ambassadors posted around the world to Washington
Even as Clinton meets with many of the top diplomats in town for the week-long summit, her agenda is full of unanticipated Middle East strategy sessions as officials continue to monitor the conditions in Egypt, Tunisia and other Arab countries. When planning the meeting, Clinton said, “we thought early February would be quiet” — but that prediction turned out to be well off the mark
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Originally posted by tom goose
reply to post by Xcathdra
If you read anymore than the first and last page of this thread you would know what you posted was already up. What happened SINCE the transcripts that you probably don't know about and when was the meeting finished. did the ambassadors go back to their posts.
It ticks me off when people show up without reading anything and posting something THEY figure solves the mystery and talking down to people.
two ears and one mouth must go right over your head
On January 31, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton convened the first ever Global Chiefs of Mission Conference. This will be the first time U.S. Ambassadors will gather from around the world simultaneously. The Conference, which runs through February 4, presents an unprecedented opportunity to mobilize and coordinate the work of America’s Ambassadors overseas.
A principal aim of the conference will be to prepare for the implementation of the recommendations in the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), which Secretary Clinton announced last month.