June 27 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Finalnd on first day of her three nation tour, that will see her meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday (June 29). Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT NO REPORTER NARRATION U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen and Foreign Minister Erkki Sakari Tuomioja on Wednesday in Helsinki. The meetings begin the first of a three nation tour that will see her meet with Russian Sergei Lavrov in St Petersburg. Syria is high on Clinton's agenda, with the U.S. looking for a clear agreement on the political transition in the country. Russia, along with China, has thus far used its Security Council veto to block Western and Arab backed moved for tough U.N. action on Damascus.