Secretary of State Visits to Spain

Research Unit

The Research Unit provides in this webpage information about Secretary of State visits to Spain.

October 18-19, 2015
John Kerry
Madrid
Met with King Felipe VI, President Mariano Rajoy, and Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo.

July 1-2, 2011
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Madrid
Met with President Rodriquez Zapatero and Foreign Minister Jimenez.

June 1, 2007
Condoleezza Rice
Madrid
Met with President Zapatero and Foreign Minister Moratinos.

March 24, 2004
Colin Luther Powell
Madrid
Attended memorial service for victims of the March 11 bombings.

October 22-24, 2003
Colin Luther Powell
Madrid
Attended the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq.

May 1-2, 2003
Colin L. Powell
Met with Foreign Minister Palacio to Discuss Road Map, Iraq Reconstruction and Transatlantic Relations

April 9-11, 2002
Colin L. Powell
Met with, the EU, the UN, the US, the Russian Federation to discuss the situation in the Middle East

January 11, 2001
Madeleine K. Albright
Madrid
Signing of Joint Declaration by the U.S. and Spain

March 9, 1998
Madeleine K. Albright
Madrid
Discussed the Iraq crisis with Foreign Minister Matutes

January 30, 1998
Madeleine K. Albright
Madrid
Discussed the Iraq crisis with Russian Foreign Minister Primakov

July 7-10, 1997
Madeleine K. Albright
Madrid
Attended NATO Summit  Meeting

December 2-4, 1995
Warren M. Christopher
Madrid
Attended European Union Summit Meeting

June 1-2, 1995
Warren M. Christopher
Madrid
Met with senior Spanish officials

October 29-November 3, 1991
James A. Baker, III
Madrid
Accompanied President Bush to a meeting with Soviet President Gorbachev and to the opening session of the Middle East Peace Conference

October 19, 1991
James A. Baker, III
Madrid
Discussed arrangements for a Middle East Peace Conference with senior Spanish officials

February 15, 1989
James A. Baker, III
Madrid
Met with Foreign Minister Fernandez-Ordonez

June 7-10, 1988
George P. Shultz
Madrid
Attended NATO Ministerial Meeting

May 6-8, 1985
George P. Shultz
Madrid
Accompanied President Reagan on a State visit

September 7-9, 1983
George P. Shultz
Madrid
Attended the final session of the CSCE Follow-up Meeting. Met with Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko

December 15-16, 1982
George P. Shultz
Madrid
Met with Prime Minister Gonzalez and with Western delegates to the CSCE Meeting

February 7-10, 1982
Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Madrid
Attended CSCE Follow-up Meeting

September 11-12, 1981
Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Marbella
Met with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Fahd

April 8-9, 1981
Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Madrid
Met with King Juan Carlos, Prime Minister Calvo Sotelo, and senior Spanish officials

June 1-2, 1979
Cyrus R. Vance
Madrid
Attended meeting of the U.S.-Spanish Council

May 11-12, 1977
Cyrus R. Vance
Madrid
Attended the first regular session of the U.S.-Spanish Council

January 24, 1976
Henry A. Kissinger
Madrid
Signed Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation

May 31-June 1, 1975
Henry A. Kissinger
Madrid
Accompanied President Ford

July 9, 1974
Henry A. Kissinger
Madrid
Signed a Joint Declaration of Principles on security cooperation

January 11, 1974
Henry A. Kissinger
Madrid
Met with Foreign Minister Cortona en route to Egypt

December 18-19, 1973
Henry A. Kissinger
Madrid
Official visit. Discussed bilateral relations with senior officials

October 2-3, 1970
William P. Rogers
Madrid
Accompanied President Nixon on a State visit

May 28-29, 1970
William P. Rogers
Madrid
Met with Foreign Minister Lopez Bravo and senior Spanish officials

November 16-18, 1968
Dean Rusk
Madrid
Met with Generalissimo Franco and Foreign Minister Castiella

December 16, 1965
Dean Rusk
Madrid
Met with Generalissimo Franco and senior Spanish officials

December 16, 1961
Dean Rusk
Madrid
Met with Generalissimo Franco and Foreign Minister Castiella

December 20, 1957
John Foster Dulles
Madrid
Met with Generalissimo Franco and senior Spanish officials while returning from Paris

November 1, 1955
John Foster Dulles
Madrid
Met with Generalissimo Franco

January 20-23, 1866
William H. Seward
Havana (Cuba)
Met with Spanish colonial officials. Returned to U.S. January 28