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Details of Travel to Middle East and Southeast Asia, December 11-18, 2013

Philippines

Remarks

-12/18/13  Remarks at USAID Tacloban;  Secretary of State John Kerry; USAID Tacloban; Tacloban, Philippines
-12/17/13  Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Manila;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Manila; Manila, Philippines
-12/17/13  Remarks With Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Department of Foreign Affairs; Manila, Philippines
-12/17/13  Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce Business Community Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Manila, Philippines

Press Releases

-12/18/13  Typhoon Haiyan - U.S. Government Assistance; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/17/13  U.S. and Philippines Sign MOU on Clark Veterans Cemetery; Washington, DC
-12/17/13  Global Security Contingency Fund Program for the Philippines; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

Vietnam

Remarks

-12/16/13  Joint Press Availability With Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Government Guest House; Hanoi, Vietnam
-12/15/13  Interview With Martha Raddatz of ABC's This Week;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
-12/15/13  Remarks on Climate Change and the Environment;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Kien Vang Market Pier; Mekong Delta, Vietnam
-12/14/13  Meeting With Consulate Ho Chi Minh Staff and Families;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
-12/14/13  Remarks to Ho Chi Minh City Business Community and Fulbright Economic Teaching Program Participants;  Secretary of State John Kerry; American Center; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
-12/13/13  Background Briefing En Route Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Press Releases

-12/15/13  U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation on the Environment; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/16/13  U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/16/13  Expanded U.S. Assistance for Maritime Capacity Building; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

Tel aviv

Remarks

-12/13/13  Secretary Kerry's Press Availability in Tel Aviv;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Tel Aviv, Israel

Jerusalem

Remarks

-12/13/13  Remarks With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jerusalem

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

-12/18/13   December 18 - Wednesday
-12/17/13   December 17 - Tuesday
-12/15/13   December 15 - Sunday
-12/14/13   December 14 - Saturday
-12/13/13   December 13 - Friday
-12/12/13   December 12 - Thursday

Details of Travel to Brussels, Chisinau, Jerusalem and Ramallah, December 3-6, 2013

Tel aviv

Remarks

-12/06/13  Press Availability at Ben Gurion International Airport;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Tel Aviv, Israel

Ramallah

Remarks

-12/05/13  Statement Following Meeting With President Mahmoud Abbas;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Muqata'a Presidential Compound; Ramallah

Jerusalem

Remarks

-12/05/13  Joint Statement With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Prime Minister's Office; Jerusalem

Moldova

Remarks

-12/04/13  Remarks at Moldova Trade and Investment Showcase;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cricova Winery; Chisinau, Moldova
-12/04/13  Meeting With Embassy Chisinau Staff and Families;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Chisinau; Chisinau, Moldova
-12/04/13  Remarks Before His Meeting With Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Presidential Residence; Chisinau, Moldova
-12/05/13  Background Briefing on the NATO-Russia Meeting; En Route to Chisinau, Moldova

Press Releases

-12/04/13  The United States and Moldova: Partners in European Integration, Democracy and Economic Development; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

belgium

Remarks

-12/04/13  Remarks at Top of Meeting With EU High Representative Cathy Ashton;  Secretary of State John Kerry; NATO; Brussels, Belgium
-12/03/13  Solo Press Availability at NATO;  Secretary of State John Kerry; NATO Headquarters; Brussels, Belgium
-12/03/13  Remarks at a Cyber Partnership Agreement Signing With Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; NATO; Brussels, Belgium
-12/03/13  Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Belgium and Moldova; En Route to Brussels, Belgium

Press Releases

-12/03/13  The United States and Estonia: Partners in Cyber Security and Internet Freedom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

-12/06/13   December 06 - Friday
-12/05/13   December 05 - Thursday
-12/04/13   December 04 - Wednesday
-12/03/13   December 03 - Tuesday

Details of Travel to the Middle East and Europe November 2-11, 2013

Abu Dhabi

Remarks

-11/11/13  Interview With Kim Ghattas of the BBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
-11/11/13  Remarks With Emirati Foreign Minister Abdallah bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Geneva

Remarks

-11/10/13  Interview With David Gregory of Meet the Press;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Geneva, Switzerland
-11/10/13  Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Geneva, Switzerland
-11/08/13  Remarks to the Press Upon Arrival in Geneva;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Geneva, Switzerland

Amman

Remarks

-11/07/13  Joint Press Availability With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Amman, Jordan

Bethlehem

Remarks

-11/06/13  Remarks After a Meeting With President Mahmoud Abbas;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bethlehem
-11/06/13  Remarks at Visit to a USAID High Impact Microfinance Infrastructure Initiative Site;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Manger Square, Bethlehem

Press Releases

-11/06/13  United States Announces $75 Million to Support the Palestinian Authority's High Impact Micro-Infrastructure Initiative (HIMII); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

Jerusalem

Remarks

-11/07/13  Interview With Udi Segal of Israeli Channel 2 and Maher Shalabi of Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jerusalem
-11/06/13  Remarks With Israeli President Shimon Peres Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jerusalem
-11/06/13  Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jerusalem

TEL AVIV

Remarks

-11/05/13  Remarks at Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's Memorial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Tel Aviv, Israel

Warsaw

Remarks

-11/05/13  Remarks at Medal Ceremony at Lask Military Airbase;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Lask Military Airbase; Lask, Poland
-11/05/13  Remarks to American Chamber of Commerce Participants;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bristol Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
-11/05/13  Meeting With Staff and Families at Embassy Warsaw;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Warsaw; Warsaw, Poland
-11/05/13  Joint Press Availability With Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Warsaw, Poland

Riyadh

Remarks

-11/04/13  Remarks with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Riyadh Air Base; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
-11/04/13  Meeting With Mission Saudi Arabia Staff;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Cairo

Remarks

-11/03/13  Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Meetings in Cairo, Egypt; En Route Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
-11/03/13  Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cairo, Egypt
-11/01/13  Background Briefing on the Secretary's Trip to the Middle East; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

-11/11/13   November 11 - Monday
-11/10/13   November 10 - Sunday
-11/09/13   November 9 - Saturday
-11/08/13   November 8 - Friday
-11/07/13   November 7 - Thursday
-11/06/13   November 6 - Wednesday
-11/05/13   November 5 - Tuesday
-11/04/13   November 4 - Monday
-11/03/13   November 3 - Sunday

Details of Travel to Geneva, Jerusalem, and Paris, September 12-16, 2013

France

Remarks

-09/16/13  Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France

jerusalem

Remarks

-09/15/13  Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Prime Minister's Office; Jerusalem

Switzerland

Remarks

-09/14/13  Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Intercontinental Hotel; Geneva, Switzerland
-09/13/13  Joint Statements After Trilat;  Secretary of State John Kerry; UN Offices; Geneva, Switzerland
-09/12/13  Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Intercontinental Hotel; Geneva, Switzerland

Press Releases

-09/14/13  Background Briefing in Geneva; Geneva, Switzerland
-09/14/13  Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/11/13  Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Geneva; En Route Geneva, Switzerland

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

-09/16/13   September 16 - Monday
-09/15/13   September 15 - Sunday
-09/14/13   September 14 - Saturday
-09/13/13   September 13 - Friday
-09/12/13   September 12 - Thursday

Details of Travel to Middle East, July 15-20, 2013

JORDAN

Remarks

-07/19/13  Press Availability in Amman, Jordan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Amman, Jordan
-07/18/13  Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Za'atri Refugee Camp; Za'atri, Jordan
-07/17/13  Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Amman, Jordan
-07/15/13  Senior State Department Official On Secretary Kerry's Trip To Amman, Jordan; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

-07/19/13   July 19 - Friday
-07/18/13   July 18 - Thursday
-07/17/13   July 17 - Wednesday
-07/16/13   July 16 - Tuesday
-07/15/13   July 15 - Monday

Details of Travel to the Middle East and Asia, June 21-July 2, 2013

Bandar Seri Begawan

Remarks

-07/02/13  Intervention at East Asia Summit;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
-07/02/13  Meets With Staff and Families of Embassy Brunei;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
-07/02/13  Press Statement After Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
-07/01/13  Remarks With USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Greg Beck at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
-07/01/13  Press Availability in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Brunei
-07/01/13  Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
-07/01/13  Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Press Releases

-07/02/13  U.S. Engagement in the 2013 ASEAN Regional Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/02/13  Secretary Kerry's Participation in the ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/02/13  Asia Civil Society Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/01/13  U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/01/13  Sixth Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative Joint Ministerial Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/01/13  Third Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Joint Ministerial Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/01/13  2013 U.S. Engagement in the Lower Mekong Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/01/13  The ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

TEL AVIV

Remarks

-06/30/13  Press Availability in Tel Aviv;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Tel Aviv, Israel

KUWAIT CITY

Remarks

-06/26/13  Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Kuwait;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayan Palace, Kuwait
-06/26/13  Remarks With Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Kuwait City, Kuwait

jeddah

Remarks

-06/25/13  Meeting With Staff and Families of Consulate General Jeddah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
-06/25/13  Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

NEW DEHLI

Remarks

-06/25/13  Remarks at the Higher Education Dialogue 2013 Kick-Off;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
-06/25/13  Meeting With Staff and Families at Embassy New Delhi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy New Delhi; New Delhi, India
-06/24/13  Remarks With Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
-06/24/13  Interview With Catherine Chomiak of NBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
-06/24/13  Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
-06/24/13  Interview With Elise Labott of CNN;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
-06/23/13  Remarks on the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India

Press Releases

-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: A Remarkable Expansion of U.S.-India Cooperation on Science & Technology; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Cooperation in Space; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  Fact Sheet: People-to-People Philanthropy With India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  Fact Sheet: EX-IM, OPIC, and USTDA Commitments To Fostering Trade and Investment Ties With India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: International Security; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Cooperation In Higher Education; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Health Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Sustainable Growth, Energy and Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Cultural Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Economic Collaboration; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

DOHA

Remarks

-06/22/13  Remarks With Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Doha, Qatar
-06/22/13  Opening Remarks at the London Eleven Plenary Meeting With Qatari Prime Minister Hamad;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Doha, Qatar
-06/20/13  Senior State Department Officials Previewing the First Portion of the Secretary's Trip to Qatar, India, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait From June 21-26, 2013; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

-07/02/13   July 02 - Tuesday
-07/01/13   July 01 - Monday
-06/30/13   June 30 - Sunday
-06/29/13   June 29 - Saturday
-06/27/13   June 27 - Thursday
-06/26/13   June 26 - Wednesday
-06/25/13   June 25 - Tuesday
-06/24/13   June 24 - Monday
-06/23/13   June 23 - Sunday
-06/22/13   June 22 - Saturday
-06/21/13   June 21 - Friday

Related Releases

-06/29/13  Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya To Travel to Brunei; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/19/13  U.S.-India Strategic Partnership;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Center for Strategic and International Studies; Washington, DC
-06/21/13  Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine Travel to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

Details of Travel to the Middle East, Africa, and France, May 21-28, 2013

FRANCE

Remarks

-05/27/13  Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Le Grand Hotel; Paris, France

ETHIOPIA

Remarks

-05/26/13  Remarks at Youth Connect: Addis Ababa Featured by BBC's Hardtalk;  Secretary of State John Kerry; University of Addis Ababa; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
-05/26/13  Meets With Boston Marathon Winner and Staff and Families of Embassy Addis Ababa;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
-05/25/13  Remarks at the African Union 50th Anniversary Summit Leaders Dinner;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
-05/25/13  Remarks With Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; African Union Headquarters; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Israel

-05/24/13  Background Briefing on the African Union Summit; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Remarks

-05/24/13  Press Availability in Tel Aviv, Israel;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Gurion International Airport; Tel Aviv, Israel

Jerusalem

Remarks

-05/23/13  Remarks Before His Meeting With Israeli President Shimon Peres;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Residence of the Israeli President; Jerusalem
-05/23/13  Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Office of the Prime Minister; Jerusalem

Jordan

Remarks

-05/26/13  Remarks to Special Program on Breaking the Impasse World Economic Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dead Sea, Jordan
-05/22/13  Remarks at the London Eleven Plenary Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Le Meridien; Amman, Jordan
-05/22/13  Background Briefing by a Senior State Department Official; Amman, Jordan
-05/22/13  Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Amman, Jordan
-05/21/13  Background Briefing on the Secretary's Trip to Amman; Via Teleconference

Press Releases

-05/22/13  Joint Statement of the Participating Countries in the Amman Ministerial Meeting on Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

Oman

Remarks

-05/22/13  Meets With Staff and Families of Embassy Muscat;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Muscat; Muscat, Oman
-05/22/13  Remarks With Omani Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs Sayyid Badr al-Busaidi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Defense; Muscat, Oman

Press Releases

-05/22/13  Joint Statement by the United States and the Government of the Sultanate of Oman; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

-05/27/13   May 27 - Monday
-05/25/13   May 25 - Saturday
-05/26/13   May 26 - Sunday
-05/24/13   May 24 - Friday
-05/23/13   May 23 - Thursday
-05/22/13   May 22 - Wednesday
-05/21/13   May 21 - Tuesday


-Travel to Istanbul, Jerusalem, Ramallah, London, Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing, April 6-15, 2013
-  President Obama's Trip to the Middle East - Mar. 20-23; Washington, DC
-Europe and the Middle East, February 24-March 6, 2013

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