Secretary Clinton: Travel to the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, and Qatar

January 8, 2011 to January 13, 2011

Photos: Qatar  Oman

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, and Qatar from January 8-13. At each stop, Secretary Clinton consulted with government officials on a full range of regional and bilateral issues, and emphasized the importance of government-civil society engagement. In addition to these meetings, the Secretary engaged with civil society and community leaders in each country working to help citizens realize shared aspirations for progress. This engagement underscores the U.S. commitment to support civil society and promote partnerships that lead to prosperity for the people of the region.

In Qatar, the Secretary participated in the Seventh Forum for the Future, a joint initiative of the countries of the Broader Middle East and North Africa region (BMENA) and the industrialized countries of the Group of Eight (G-8). The ministerial event brings together civil society representatives and government officials to discuss and exchange ideas on how to best work together to foster progress and expand opportunities for the people of the region.

01/13/2011 Secretary Clinton Meets With Staff of Embassy Doha
01/13/2011 Forum for the Future: Partnership Dialogue Panel Session (With Q&A Session)
01/12/2011 Remarks with Qatari Prime Minister Al Thani
01/12/2011 Town Hall With Omani Civil Society
01/12/2011 Interview With Kim Ghattas of BBC 
01/12/2011 Interview With Jill Dougherty of CNN
01/11/2011 Town Hall With Amal Basha in Yemen
01/11/2011 Briefing on Arrival in Yemen
01/11/2011 Interview With Taher Barake of Al Arabiya
01/11/2011 Secretary Clinton Meets With Staff of Embassy Sana'a 
01/11/2011 Remarks With Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh After Their Meeting 
01/10/2011 Remarks by Secretary Clinton at Taping of MBC's Kalam Nawaem
01/10/2011 Secretary Clinton Meeting With Embassy Staff Abu Dhabi 
01/10/2011 Remarks at The Masdar Institute in the United Arab Emirates 
01/09/2011 Remarks En Route Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
01/07/2011 Background Briefing by Senior State Department Officials on the Secretary's Upcoming Travel