Remarks
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Remarks prior to meeting
Washington, DC
July 1, 2009


SECRETARY CLINTON: Hello. I am very welcome – very privileged to welcome the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. Prime Minister Fayyad is someone who has worked very hard on behalf of the Palestinian people. I’m looking forward to our meeting and discussing the ways forward on economic and security and political progress, and I thank him very much for being here.

PRIME MINISTER FAYYAD: It’s good to be here, Madame Secretary. Thank you very much.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. I’ll shake with my other hand. (Laughter.)

PRIME MINISTER FAYYAD: Okay.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you all very much.

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PRN: 2009/673