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Hillary Heads to Estonia for NATO Talks

Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 08:41 AM


WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will go ahead with plans to travel Wednesday to Estonia for NATO talks, an aide said, after a volcanic ash cloud raised doubts about whether the event would take place.

"With NATO's decision to proceed with the ministerial meetings, we're a go," the aide to Clinton told reporters Tuesday on the condition of anonymity.

Clinton's spokesman Philip Crowley had said earlier that Clinton was prepared to travel to the meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization foreign ministers in Tallinn but she was awaiting a decision by the Brussels-based group.

NATO officials in Brussels told AFP the meeting was on.

US and Finnish officials said Monday that Clinton would not visit Finland on Wednesday as planned due to the ash cloud from an erupting volcano in Iceland that has grounded tens of thousands of flights across Europe.

During her talks in Tallinn on Thursday and Friday, Clinton was to discuss European security and the war in Afghanistan, among other issues facing the transatlantic military alliance.

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