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Secretary Kerry Travels to The Hague, Rome, Vatican City, and Riyadh

Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 21, 2014


On March 24-28, Secretary of State John Kerry will accompany President Obama during his visit to The Hague, Rome, Vatican City, and Riyadh.

While in The Hague, Secretary Kerry will attend meetings with President Obama, including a G7 leaders meeting to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The Secretary will also hold bilateral meetings with foreign interlocutors, including Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

While in Rome, the Secretary will also attend President Obama’s meetings with President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. He will also accompany the President to Vatican City for his meeting with Pope Francis, and will participate in the meeting with His Eminence, Cardinal Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See.

From Rome, the Secretary will travel with President Obama to Riyadh to meet with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

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