Clinton off to Turkey, Greece, India next week

AP News
Posted: Jul 08, 2011 2:12 PM
Clinton off to Turkey, Greece, India next week

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Turkey next week for talks on developments in the Libyan conflict. She will then visit Greece and India.

The State Department said Clinton will leave Washington Thursday for Istanbul to attend a meeting of the international contact group on Libya. The group includes more than 40 nations that are participating in or are backing the NATO mission supporting opponents of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. With Turkish officials in Ankara, Clinton will also discuss Syria and the Mideast peace process.

After Turkey, Clinton will visit Greece for discussions on topics that will include that country's financial crisis. She will then move on to Delhi, India, where issues such as counterterrorism, defense and high-tech trade are on the agenda. In India, Clinton will also visit Chennai, becoming the first secretary of state to visit the port city.