[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/09/art.clintonstate.gi.jpg caption="Clinton met with Rice Tuesday."](CNN) - The State Department is staying mum when it comes to the details of Sen. Hillary Clinton's private dinner with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Monday night.
State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the two met for two hours at Rice's Watergate apartment in downtown Washington, and discussed a range of issues.
"They talked just very generally about policy – the challenges, the opportunities, talked a little bit about the job of secretary of state; talked about the quote-unquote 'building' here – managing a big operation," McCormack said.
But McCormack declined to get into specifics, saying instead he expects Clinton and Rice to hold several more meetings.