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Details of Travel to Europe and the Middle East, Feb. 24 - Mar. 6, 2013


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From February 24 to March 6, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

The Secretary traveled first to London, the United Kingdom, where he met with senior British officials to discuss the range of bilateral and global issues on which we are closely coordinating.

He then visited Berlin, Germany, where he held bilateral meetings on issues of mutual interest, as well as made a number of public appearances, including an exchange of views with German young people on the state of European-American relations. His visit to Berlin was an opportunity to reconnect with the city in which he lived as a child.

Secretary Kerry then traveled to Paris, France, to meet with senior French officials to discuss our ongoing cooperation as part of the international effort to support Mali, as well as other issues of regional and global importance.

In Rome, Italy, he met with senior Italian Government officials and participated in a number of bilateral and multilateral meetings with our European allies to review the wider transatlantic relationship and to discuss issues of global concern. While in Rome, Secretary Kerry  participated in multilateral meetings on Syria, and with the leadership of the Syrian Opposition Coalition.

Secretary Kerry then traveled to Ankara, Turkey, where he met with Turkish officials to discuss our strategic priorities – from ending the crisis in Syria to promoting regional stability, peace, and security – as well as explore areas to deepen U.S.-Turkey bilateral cooperation, including counterterrorism cooperation.

In Cairo, Egypt, Secretary Kerry met with senior Egyptian officials, other political leaders, civil society leaders, and the business community to encourage greater political consensus and moving forward on economic reforms. While in Cairo, the Secretary also met with Arab League Secretary General Al-Araby to consult on our many shared challenges across the region.

The Secretary traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, meeting with the Saudi leadership and discussed our cooperation on a broad range of shared concerns. He also participated in a ministerial meeting with counterparts from Gulf Cooperation Council nations. He then visited Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, meeting with senior officials and discussed our continued close coordination on issues of mutual interest.

The Secretary concluded his trip in Doha, Qatar, where he met with Qatari leadership to discuss shared bilateral and regional issues of concern such as the ongoing crisis in Syria, Afghanistan, and Middle East peace.

03/06/2013  Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Doha
03/05/2013  Remarks With Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani After Their Meeting
03/05/2013  Interview With Nicole Gaouette of Bloomberg 
03/05/2013  Interview With Andrea Mitchell of NBC
03/05/2013  Interview With James Rosen of Fox News
03/05/2013  Interview With Jill Dougherty of CNN
03/05/2013  Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS
03/05/2013  Interview With Martha Raddatz of ABC
03/05/2013  Interview With Michele Kelemen of NPR
03/04/2013  Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Riyadh
03/04/2013  Remarks With Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal After Their Meeting
03/03/2013  U.S. Support for the Egyptian People
03/02/2013  Joint Statement With Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr
03/02/2013  Remarks at a Stakeout in Cairo
03/02/2013  Remarks at Top of Roundtable Discussion With Business Leaders
03/01/2013  Inside the State Department: Secretary Kerry's Travel
03/01/2013  Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu After Their Meeting
03/01/2013  Remarks at Memorial Ceremony in Honor of Embassy Guard Mustafa Akarsu
02/28/2013  Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Rome, Embassy Vatican, and the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies
02/28/2013  Remarks With Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti Before Their Meeting
02/28/2013  Remarks With Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi and Syrian Opposition Council Chairman Moaz al-Khatib
02/28/2013  Remarks at Year of Italian Culture Event
02/28/2013  Press Availability on Syria
02/27/2013  Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius
02/27/2013  Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Paris
02/26/2013  Remarks at Youth Connect: Berlin
02/26/2013  Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Berlin
02/26/2013  Remarks With German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle After Their Meeting
02/26/2013  Remarks With Chancellor Angela Merkel Before Their Meeting
02/25/2013  Remarks to the Staff and Families of Embassy London
02/25/2013  Remarks With Foreign Secretary William Hague After Their Meeting

Press Releases
03/02/2013  Background Briefing En Route to Cairo, Egypt
03/01/2013  Background Briefing En Route to Ankara, Turkey
02/28/2013  Background Briefing on Additional Nonlethal Assistance to Syria
02/24/2013  Background Briefing on Secretary of State Kerry's Trip to Great Britain, Germany, and France
02/24/2013  Background Briefing on Syria

Secretary's Schedule
Public Schedule for March 6, 2013
Public Schedule for March 5, 2013
Public Schedule for March 4, 2013
Public Schedule for March 3, 2013
Public Schedule for March 2, 2013
Public Schedule for March 1, 2013
Public Schedule for February 28, 2013
Public Schedule for February 27, 2013
Public Schedule for February 26, 2013
Public Schedule for February 25, 2013

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