Hillary Clinton to represent US at Berlin Wall

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Posted: Nov 06, 2009 4:19 PM

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will lead a U.S. delegation to Germany for next week's 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the White House said Friday.

The White House announced a delegation to Monday's ceremony that includes the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Philip Murphy, and German Marshall Fund President Craig Kennedy. Also traveling with Clinton will be Brett Scowcroft, a top aide to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, and President Jimmy Carter's aide Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Clinton will arrive Sunday in Berlin and before attending the celebrations will deliver what is billed as a "major policy address" on democracy promotion to The Atlantic Council, a nearly 50-year old group that seeks to improve U.S.-European relations.

From Germany, Clinton will travel to Singapore to meet foreign ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on Wednesday ahead of that organization's annual summit later in the week that President Barack Obama will attend, the State Department said.

On Thursday and Friday, Clinton then visits the Philippines, which is recovering from a series of devastating typhoons, to show U.S. support for the islands, the State Department said. Clinton will return to Singapore to join Obama for the Asia-Pacific summit and will accompany the president on the rest of his Asia tour to China and South Korea, according to the agency.