Hillary Clinton makes history
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a trip to Oman in 2011.
June 28th, 2012
04:42 AM ET

Hillary Clinton makes history

By Jill Dougherty

As her blue and white jet emblazoned with "United States of America" touched down in Riga, the capital of Latvia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made some diplomatic history: visiting her 100th country as America's top diplomat. The record for any other secretary up to that point was 96.

As her plane rolled down the tarmac and a flight attendant announced the milestone, her flight-weary staff applauded.
The peripatetic Clinton has only increased her travel during her time in office, making 70 trips, completing 337 days on the road and the equivalent of more than 73 days on the plane, equaling over 1,750 hours, according to her State Department staff. Dressed in a jaunty navy suit with white piping, Clinton seemed unfazed by the mileage as she shook hands with Latvian President Andris Berzins at Riga Castle.

"I wanted to save a very consequential number for Latvia!" she said proudly, beginning a day that would take her to three countries in less than 24 hours: Finland, Latvia and Russia.

Here is where the Secretary of State has traveled:

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burma
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Verde
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
DRC
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
South Korea
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Lithuania
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia

Here are 22 she has visited prior to becoming Secretary of State that she has not visited as Secretary (bringing total to 122):

Austria
Belarus
Bolivia
Botswana
Ghana
Iceland
Macedonia
Mongolia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Romania
Rwanda
Senegal
Slovakia
Slovenia
Sri Lanka
Uganda
Vatican (Holy See)
Venezuela
Zimbabwe

soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. lock

    DONT BURN OUT THERE IS MUCH WORK TO BE DONE

    June 30, 2012 at 6:23 am | Reply
  2. nass

    she wants to be away from Bill.

    June 29, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Reply
  3. magneticink

    I hope she kicks Putin in the nuts while she's there.

    June 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Reply
  4. Murderfish

    I really hope she stays on for four more years. Such a wonderful and strong woman.

    June 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Reply
    • Hildabeast

      You have got to be kidding.

      December 12, 2012 at 8:50 am | Reply
  5. Thor

    I just want to make love to her.

    June 29, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
  6. Kirk Harrington

    I am very happy for Hillary and so grateful for the work she is doing. Love her!

    June 29, 2012 at 9:00 am | Reply
  7. Volunteer54

    She should have joined the Navy if she wanted to see the world.................

    June 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Reply
    • belinda

      yea , Yea , who cares what you think . You fit the profile , tea party, written all over you . All you care about is your self. Hillary Clinton we love you !!!! Thank you for fighting for the rights of Women and children everywhere and working so hard for Ordinary, Working Americans and so many others , we are so lucky to have you !!! You are an amazing person !!!! You will make a great President , when 20012 arrives !!!!!!!!

      June 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  8. b

    I'm just glad this administration actually values improving foreign relations and sets it as a priority instead of a burden, like with our former administration...

    June 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • b

      unlike**

      June 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Reply
  9. George Patton

    I can't get over the ignorance of these idiots here cheering on Hilary Clinton! The next thing you know she might even be worshipped like Mao Tze Tung is in China!!!

    June 28, 2012 at 11:52 am | Reply
    • confused

      was this a serious comment? if so congrats, you managed to be both ignorantly conservative and anti-american at the same time

      June 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  10. Ted Ward

    This is exactly what a Secretary of State should be doing. Showing the flag, pressing the flesh, and cultivating relationships for our nation with as many nations as possible all over the world. Way to go Hillary. And I'm not usually a fan of Hill and Bill, but this deserves a salute.

    June 28, 2012 at 11:41 am | Reply
    • Phunnie boy

      Gee whiz Ted, you took the very words right out of my mouth!!! Yes, Hilary will show them there towelheads what's what and that'll be all there is to it, either collaborate or die! Then again, I'm just a hillbilly Tea Partier with very little education!

      June 28, 2012 at 11:48 am | Reply
      • roma_victor

        Yep, you really are.

        June 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  11. Robert Camacho - 2008 Hillary Clinton Delegate - California

    GO HILLARY !!!!

    June 28, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
    • Phunnie boy

      That's what I say!!!!

      June 28, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply
  12. Robert Camacho - 2008 Hillary Clinton Delegate - California

    Secretary Clinton-

    I am so proud of you and all you do for our country and Woman's right, please know you have my support.

    Clinton 2016!!!

    Rob

    June 28, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply
  13. bill

    Hard working women. You would think tat the 4th class countries the Moslems wold give their women a bettereducation and freedom.Maybe she can negotiate for the Moslems nations to take their people back from Christians areas.

    June 28, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
  14. SABROWNE

    That's my boss. Way to go!

    June 28, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply
  15. axby

    Please google "Laura Bush foreign trips". Then you will know what a colossal waste of tax payers' money that was. Hillary has official responsibilities. Laura Bush did not.

    June 28, 2012 at 9:01 am | Reply
  16. Ancient Texan

    The lengths she will go to just to stay away from Bill.....

    June 28, 2012 at 8:54 am | Reply
  17. Lazarus_Rising

    Tax payer funded luxury tours! Five Star plus, with diplomatic red carpet welcome. Bet Bill Clinton feels inadequate.

    June 28, 2012 at 6:14 am | Reply
    • Sammy Sosa

      Sure, if you consider 6 hour trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhastan, Iraq, Iran and the likes a luxury tour. Get some perspective.

      June 28, 2012 at 8:49 am | Reply
    • Volunteer54

      Bill is inadequate!!!

      June 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Reply

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