Friday, March 13, 2009

Bilateral with Dr. Per Stig Moeller, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Secretary Clinton met with Dr. Per Stig Moeller, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark today. They discussed ‘transatlantic relations and challenges’, including the military efforts in Afghanistan and the Middle-East. Topics such as climate change and the economy were also at the top of their agenda. These two met twice last week at the Egyptian conference to raise money for the Gaza reconstruction effort and at the meeting of Nato foreign ministers in Brussels. So it was a little funny when Moeller slipped and called Hillary "Senator Clinton."

Here are their remarks: SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. I am delighted to welcome Minister Moeller here to the State Department. I had the opportunity of meeting him and working with him during our sessions in Brussels last week. And it is so important to highlight and underscore our relationship with Denmark. Denmark has been one of our strongest, you know, partners and allies on a range of issues. And we’re going to be discussing some of those and looking toward our future cooperation. So, welcome.

FOREIGN MINISTER MOELLER: Thank you very much. I’m very glad to be here. I’ve been working with Senator Clinton before, and now with – sorry, Secretary of State.

SECRETARY CLINTON: That’s all right. (Laughter.)

FOREIGN MINISTER MOELLER: And I am very glad to be here and continue our cooperation, and we had a very good meeting at NATO the other week. So I am sure that the transatlantic bonds, the Danish-American bonds, will continue and be strengthened. Thank you.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you so much, Minister Moeller. Thank you all very much.

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