Hillary Clinton tries to forget 63rd birthday

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 27, 2010 11:33

Austrian Foreign Minister jokes with journalists about Clinton's "25th birthday," which coincides with National Austria Day, after UN meeting.




US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

hillary clinton 311. (photo credit:AP)

It was clear that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't want to be reminded of her 63rd birthday on Tuesday.

When Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger told a small group of reporters during a Tuesday meeting with Clinton that it was her birthday, she interrupted saying: "Oh dear!"

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As the diplomats and journalists burst into laughter, Spindelegger said: "25th birthday!"

Clinton responded saying: "It coincides with National Austria Day. I'm very excited about that!"

There was more laughter — and then both answered questions about another event being marked on Tuesday, the 10th anniversary of the first UN Security Council resolution calling for women to have decision-making positions at every level of peacemaking and peacebuilding.

Clinton and Spindelegger addressed the ministerial meeting of the council.

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