Posted: Dec. 3, 2002
BIDEN: MIDDLE EAST
TRIP WITH HAGEL
Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Chairman Joe Biden (D-DE) and senior
Republican committee member Chuck Hagel (R-NE) will travel to the
Middle East to
meet with several Heads of State to discuss issues of national
including the war on terrorism, Iraq, and the conflict between
Israel and the
Senators Biden and Hagel also will
be briefed at Central Command (CentCom)
Headquarters in Doha, Qatar by General Tommy Franks. The Senators
meet with Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani in Frankfurt,
Germany. Highlights of
the trip will include:
Dec. 4 -- Frankfurt, Germany: Meeting with Masoud Barzani - Head of
Amman, Jordan: Meeting with His
Royal Majesty King Abdullah.
Dec. 5 -- Ramallah, West Bank: Meeting with Hani al-Hassan,
Palestinian Minister of
Interior and Saeb Erekat, Palestinian Minister of Local Government
Jerusalem, Israel: Meeting with
Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Meeting with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Meeting with Efraim Halevy,
National Security Advisor, National Security Council.
Dec. 8 -- Doha, Qatar: Briefing with Gen. Tommy Franks, Combat
Commander, Central Command (CentCom) and meet with troops from
Delaware and Nebraska.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Meeting with Crown Prince Abdullah.
Dec. 9 -- Damascus, Syria: Meeting with President Bashar al-Assad.
Ankara, Turkey: Meeting with President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and Prime
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