Rice to smooth the way for Dubya visit

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31 January 2005, BERLIN - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be in Berlin on 5 February for talks with German leaders including Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. Berlin's daily Tagesspiegel reported in advance of its Monday edition that police have confirmed the date of the visit. There has been no official confirmation by the foreign ministry. Rice will be discussing plans for a meeting between Schroeder and President George W. Bush in Mainz on 23 February, a government spokesman said earlier in the

31 January 2005

BERLIN  - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be in Berlin on 5 February for talks with German leaders including Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

Berlin's daily Tagesspiegel reported in advance of its Monday edition that police have confirmed the date of the visit. There has been no official confirmation by the foreign ministry.

Rice will be discussing plans for a meeting between Schroeder and President George W. Bush in Mainz on 23 February, a government spokesman said earlier in the week.

Germany is part of a tour of Europe and the Middle East by Rice, who started her new job at the State Department on Thursday.

The tour, which begins on Thursday, also takes in Britain, Poland, Turkey, Israel, the West Bank, Italy, France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

DPA

Subject: German news

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