Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
April 15, 2009

Date: 04/15/2009 Location: Washington, DC Description: Secretary Clinton meets with Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the European Union and High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy. State Dept Photo
Well, it’s delightful to have an old friend here, but in an official capacity. Javier Solana is well known here in this capital as he is in capitals around the world on behalf of Europe and the many issues that we care about and the values that we have in common. And I’m looking forward to our meeting today.

MR. SOLANA: Thank you. Thank you very much, Secretary of State Hillary. We have spent almost a week together in Europe, and today we have to separate for a longer period of time. (Laughter.) We will continue working and keep on putting into practice the important decision that we are taking in terms of our meetings that (inaudible) happening between the Europeans and bring us together (inaudible).

QUESTION: Has Iran accepted your invitation yet for a meeting? And then secondly, what do you think of Iran’s new offer of a package? For both of you.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, we’re going to be discussing that, so we’ll have more to say about that, perhaps, later. Thank you.

MR. SOLANA: For the moment, we haven’t got (inaudible).

MR. WOOD: Thank you.

PRN: 2009/332