Mme. Secretary had a spectacularly busy birthday month. She never seems to get any older, however. If anything, she just keeps getting even more beautiful, younger, more adept. She is very comfortable in her pretty skin, and it seems to boost her ability to win allies. I believe it is because all of her outreaches come directly from her heart. She exudes garce. She is ageless.
East Room White House Pete Rouse replaces Rahm Emmanuel
A bilateral meeting with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov
Secretary Clinton receives the George McGovern Leadership Award at the World Food Program USA’s 9th annual awards ceremony
Secretary Clinton meets with Georgian Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri and participates in the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership Meeting at the State Department.
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the 12th Annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.
A bilateral meeting with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg
Secretary Clinton and Cherie Blair deliver remarks at the launch of the GSMA mWomen Program
Wheels Down Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovia
A bilateral meeting with the Bosnia and Herzegovina Tri-Presidency, Haris Silajdzic, Nebojsa Radmanovic and Zeljko Komsic
This added just for the pretty face.
Secretary Clinton holds a town hall meeting with university students and civil society representatives, at the National Theater, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She walked to the theater with the Tripartite Presidents. *Hillary-walk alert*
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new embassy compound in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Welcomed by Serbian President Boris Tadic before their meeting
With Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac
Secretary Clinton meets with civil society leaders, in Belgrade, Serbia.
Her day had begun at 9 in Sarajevo. This event began at 7:20 in Belgrade.
Wheels down Kosovo
She stopped her car on the way from te airport when she spotted a store in Pristina named for her.
The store was located near a statue of William Jefferson Clinton. Priceless picture.
Secretary Clinton meets with Senior Government of Kosovo Officials, including Acting President and Assembly Speaker Jakup Krasniqi, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and Foreign Minister Skender Hyseni.
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaci.
Secretary Clinton meets with local women leaders, in Pristina, Kosovo.
Secretary Clinton holds a Townterview with Young Europeans and media partner RTK, at the National and University Library in Pristina, Kosovo.
Wheels Down Brussels
Secretary Clinton meets with High Representative Lady Ashton. They did a joint interview and delivered joint statements, at the European Commission Berlaymont Offices in Brussels.
With European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, in Brussels, Belgium.
Secretary Clinton meets with European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek.
With NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
With the Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu.
Secretary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Bob Gates hold a joint press availability in the Luns Press Theater, at NATO in Brussels, Belgium.
Secretary Clinton participates in the North Atlantic Council Meeting, at NATO in Brussels, Belgium.
These two pictures added just because they are pretty.
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks on innovation and American leadership to the Commonwealth Club, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California.
Some of my Hillary friends were there. Normita sent me the Hillary issue of Commonwealth Magazine for Christmas. Thank you, Normita!
Back in DC
Secretary Clinton meets with British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Paterson. She had met earlier with Irish Minister of State Peter Power, but there was no camera spray.
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at a lunch for the U.S.-Northern Ireland Economic Conference.
Secretary Clinton meets with Northern Ireland First Ministers Peter Robinson and Martin McGuiness. *Hillary-walk alert*
A bilateral meeting with Slovakian Foreign Minister Mikulas Dzurinda.
Not much was open to the press that day. The Secretary attended a meeting of the National Security Team at the White House. The late Richard Holbrooke is at the left end of the table,
She participated in an HBO event with Henry Kissinger on diplomacy, but there were no photos.
In the evening she Secretary Clinton delivered an address to the American Task Force on Palestine at the Ritz Carlton in DC.
Long, busy day, and still she ends it looking beautiful and with yet another speech that ahe hits out of the ballpark. Awesome SOS!
On October 21, her worked off camera at meetings and the U.S.-Pakistan Dialogue Small Groups discussion and dinner, at the Department of State. Of course that led up to the next day’s events with one of her more popular counterparts with the readers here.
Secretary Clinton and Pakistani Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi participate in the U.S.-Pakistan Dialogue Plenary Session, at the Department of State.
Of course there was a bilateral later.
Secretary Clinton presided over the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Signing Ceremony for the Jordan Compact with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nassar Judeh, MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes and Jordanian Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Najjarthe, at the Department of State.
Most of the rest of the events that day were closed to the press. But in the evening, on the eve of her birthday, she attended the world premiere screening of “Inside the State Department,” at the National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
They surprised her with a cake and sang Happy Birthday to her. In her speech, there were so many Steves to thank that she thanked everybody named Steve who has anything to do with National Geographic. She is simply adorable!
October 26 Her Birthday!!!!!
We were all so happy so see her home in New York on her birthday! She looked gorgeous! She was there to deliver remarks at the UN Security Council session marking the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
Eriya Kategaya, Security Council President and First Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda greeted her.
Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger (R) presented her with a birthday gift
With Melanne Verveer
Beautiful Birthday Girl speaking to the Security Council.
She was back in DC by afternoon, but never fear! Her best fella took her out for her birthday that night!
Like last year when she left on the heels of her birthday for Pakistan, this year she left immediately for her longest trip to date, to Asia. On the itinerary were countries she was to have visited in January when her trip was cut short due to the earthquake in Haiti. She began this trip as she had the January one.
Wheels Down in Hawaii
She met with Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara
(Her hair looks beautiful!)
They exchanged gifts.
He almost looks ready to genuflect and call her “my lady.”
She delivered an address on American Leadership in the Asia-Pacific Region at the East-West Center where she spoke last January. This time the event was indoors due to the wind so the event would not be about her hair, as she explained it. She is so funny!
Here is another of my favorite pictures ever!
Here she is with Senator Daniel Inouye.
*Hillary-walk alert* with a lei. Very pretty!
A fueling stop in Guam gave her a chance to meet with the troops at Andersen Air Force Base to to speak to them.
Then she was Wheels Up for Hanoi! Where she landed sparkling like the sun for an ASEAN dinner.
Arriving with Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
With South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan.
With Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet
With Sergei Lavrov
With India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Speaking, poseys before our beautiful flower.
At the 12th century Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap. She was wearing the top we saw on Memorial Day in Chappaqua! Very pretty!
Then at the Siem Reap Center, a shelter run by AFSEIP that provides rehabilitation, vocational training, and social reintegration for sex trafficking victims.
So we end October, on a Sunday in Cambodia. The SOS had a birthday, and despite the calendar, just keeps looking smashing and ageless while chalking up success after success and winning hearts all over the world. (She already has all of ours!)
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