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Sunday, 4 June, 2000, 21:51 GMT 22:51 UK
Clinton's Europe itinerary

Bill Clinton is on what may be his last official trip to Europe as US president. Trace his journey in the itinerary below - updated throughout the trip.

Tuesday 30 May

Belem tower
President Jorge Sampaio welcomed Mr Clinton at Belem tower
Arrives in the Portuguese capital Lisbon at the start of his European tour.

It is the first official visit to Portugal by a serving US president for 15 years.

The first day of the trip is dominated by bilateral talks with Prime Minister Antonio Guterres on European security, East Timor and Africa.

  • Clinton hits Europe

    Wednesday 31 May

    EU-US summit in Queluz, Portugal. Talks focus on maintaining stability in south-east Europe, on the international fight against terrorism in cyberspace, and on new efforts to prevent the spread of HIV and Aids.

    Trade dispute between the US and Europe continues, especially about hormone-treated beef and banana exports.

  • EU-US trade row deepens

    Thursday 1 June

    Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak to discuss Middle East peace process and last week's withdrawal from Southern Lebanon.

    Flies to Berlin. Meets President Johannes Rau and Prime Minister Schröder.

  • Mid-East deal 'within sight'
  • Germany wary about Star Wars

    Friday 2 June

    Clinton is presented with the Charlemagne award
    Clinton is presented with the Charlemagne award
    Aachen: Presented with the Charlemagne prize for his work in supporting European unity.

    Berlin: Summit on "The Third Way", convened by Prime Minister Schröder. Also attended by leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Britain, Chile, France, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, and Portugal.

  • Clinton urges European unity

    Saturday 3 June

    "Third Way" summit ends with 14 centre-left leaders calling for market economies to be socially responsible.

    Flies to Moscow for first full meeting with the newly-installed Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Leaders agree jobs pact

    Sunday 4 June

    Matryoshka dolls of Clinton and Putin on sale in Moscow
    Matryoshka dolls of Clinton and Putin on sale in Moscow
    Meets President Putin, signs a deal to slash stores of plutonium and create a joint early warning system.

    But there is no agreement on US plans for "Son of Star Wars" anti-missile defence system.

  • Missile row mars Kremlin talks

    Monday 5 June

    Addresses Russian Duma. Visits former President Yeltsin.

    Flies to Ukranian capital, Kiev, for meeting with President Kuchma.

  • Clinton seeks to ease Russian fears
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