March 3rd, 2009
05:01 PM ET
11 years ago

Biden to meet with NATO officials in Brussels

Vice President Biden is headed overseas next week.

Vice President Biden is headed overseas next week.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Vice President Biden will travel to Brussels, Belgium next week to meet with the North Atlantic Council, the White House announced Tuesday.

“The purpose of his trip is to consult with [NATO] allies on Afghanistan and Pakistan and to ensure that their views help inform the strategic review ordered by President Obama,” the White House said in a statement.

Biden also plans to meet with NATO’s secretary general, senior leaders in the European Union, and Belgian governmental officials.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also headed to Brussels Thursday for an informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers in preparation for the NATO summit in April.

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soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. Mike - Houston

    The great buffoon heads to NATO.

    March 3, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  2. rjn

    Does he know how to spell NATO??

    March 3, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  3. Harry

    Joe, you are useles.. I do nto know why we have to spend more tax-payers money for your trip to Brussels. Nothing could be accomplished with your trip.

    March 3, 2009 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  4. Ula Nejad Sacramento, Ca

    Now we can sit back and watch Joe perform stand up comedy and Clinton echo like boom box through the desert while Obama making deals in street corners. This is the "change" in American diplomacy. I doubt thugs in that region will take comedians and entertainers seriously.

    March 3, 2009 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  5. Truth Bomb Thrower

    Aaah, our plagarist vice president. We should be so proud.

    Sorry Joe, but you'll always be small compared to Cheney. You'll never see one fifth of his power, influence, and intelligence.

    March 3, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  6. america first

    with Joe on our team, we will come from behind and win our country back.

    March 3, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  7. Perusing-through

    Love You Joe

    March 3, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  8. texas teacher

    You go, Joe! 🙂 NATO will be the better for his visit!

    March 3, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  9. Laziz

    Joe is smart and funny. Is not that cool to step up American leadership with humour and grace? This will be for the common good of the International Community. Just jockingly engaging Ahmadiminejad and Kin Jon Ill about their nuclear ambitions!

    March 3, 2009 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  10. Emma, San Jose

    Just stop and think a moment. It might have been Palin. We are happy it is not.

    March 3, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  11. YBM

    Joe has become such a non-entity that CNN is leaving his article open for comments for hours, and it gets comparatively few.

    March 3, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  12. AC

    I think there is going to be alot of "oneupsmanship" between Clinton and Biden

    March 3, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  13. lkinopfl

    GO JOE!! You're doing a great job! Make us proud! & I am ever so confident you will represent us well! : )

    March 3, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  14. Paul H

    He will fit right in.

    March 3, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  15. MLH

    Amen to Biden and Clinton going to meet with NATO. We got them into Afghanistan and then basically left them and what few of our troops we sent there, on their own.

    For the edification of 'Griff...On The Truth', the article clearly indicates President Obama has ordered his Administration to review policies regarding Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is not sending Joe to 'order' NATO to do anything.

    If some of you would do a little less ranting and a little more reading, there could be informed discussion on this ticker. What a concept.

    March 3, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  16. Aaron, Baltimore

    Yeah I would like to hope that Biden wouldn't become one of the biggest criminals in modern history. lol Cheaney holds that record alone. lol

    March 4, 2009 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
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