Hillary Clinton creates history by calling nearly all US ambassadors for foreign policy meeting

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Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called US ambassadors from different countries to attend a wide-ranging foreign policy meeting, the first of its kind ever, in Washington on Monday.

Ambassadors from almost all 260 U.S. embassies, consulates and other posts in more than 180 countries are expected to gather at the State Department to attend the meeting, Politico reports.

The meeting would include discussions on several issues, including foreign policy priorities for 2011, and damages caused due to the release of hundreds of secret US diplomatic cables by Wikileaks, American officials said.

Clinton will meet individually with diplomats working in unstable countries, they added.

The ambassadors would reportedly hold meetings with their regional bureaus Monday and Tuesday. Clinton is set to address the ambassadors on Wednesday about "leading through civilian power."

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice will then forecast the year ahead at the United Nations, and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns will do the same for the year ahead in foreign policy, the report said.

The ambassadors will also hear from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen on civilian-military operations in the 21st century, and USAID chief Raj Shah will speak on results-based development, it added. (ANI)

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