Remarks
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
New York, NY
September 22, 2009


Date: 09/22/2009 Description: Secretary Clinton with UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband at Transatlantic Dinner with EU and NATO Foreign Ministers at the Waldorf-Astoria in the Empire Room. © State Dept Image by Michael Gross
SECRETARY CLINTON:
Well, let me welcome all of you to this Transatlantic Dinner. It is a real pleasure to see so many friends and colleagues both from the EU and NATO. We have the opportunity several times a year to come together to talk about the important matters that we are all concerned with, and tonight, I hope we can cover a number of issues that are of significance to each of our countries and, of course, to the EU and to NATO.

But I mostly just want to thank you for taking time out of what is an overwhelmingly busy schedule to share this time. And we’ll be efficient, because there are some, like David and Lawrence, who have other dinners, and I’m sure there are many of you who have consecutive obligations. So I think with that, we’ll ask the press to go have dinner, and we’ll be able to both start dinner and start our conversation. Thank you all very much.



PRN: 2009/T12-13

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