U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and the European Union's Dutch presidency have held talks on the Ukrainian election crisis, the situation in Iraq and other major international issues.

Mr. Powell met Friday with Dutch Foreign Minister Bernard Bot.

The Netherlands also has troops in Iraq as part of the U.S.-led multinational force. On Thursday, the Dutch government volunteered to send additional personnel to Iraq as part of efforts to boost NATO's training mission in that country.

The visit is part of Mr. Powell's final trip to Europe as Secretary of State, before the retired general leaves the Bush Administration.