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Details of Travel to Istanbul, Jerusalem, Ramallah, London, Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing, April 6-15, 2013


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Secretary Kerry traveled to Istanbul, Turkey on April 6, where he met with senior Turkish officials to discuss a range of bilateral and global issues, including the crisis in Syria and regional peace and security.

On April 7-9, Secretary Kerry traveled to Jerusalem and Ramallah. In Jerusalem, he met with Israeli leaders, and in Ramallah he met with the Palestinian leadership. These meetings were to follow up on last month’s discussions as we continue to assess how best we can support the parties in getting back to the table and in having dialogue leading to peace. We remain committed to working with the parties to achieve a lasting peace through direct negotiations.

Secretary Kerry traveled to London, United Kingdom, from April 10-11 for the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting. While there, he met with his counterparts to discuss a range of country-specific, regional, and transnational topics.

Secretary Kerry traveled to the Republic of Korea, China, and Japan from April 12-15 to meet with his counterparts. He discussed a range of bilateral and multilateral issues, reaffirming the Administration’s commitment to further broaden and enhance U.S. economic, security, and strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific region. The Secretary arrived in Seoul on April 12, continued on to Beijing on April 13, and to Tokyo on April 14.

Secretary Kerry departed Tokyo for Washington on April 15.

Remarks
04/15/2013  Meeting with Staff and Families of Embassy Tokyo
04/15/2013  Remarks on a 21st Century Pacific Partnership
04/14/2013  Joint Press Availability With Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida After Their Meeting
04/14/2013  Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida Before Their Meeting
04/14/2013  Meeting With TOMODACHI Youth
04/13/2013  Remarks at Energy Cooperation Event
04/13/2013  Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Beijing
04/13/2013  Remarks With Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Top of Their Meeting
04/13/2013  Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the Top of Their Meeting
04/13/2013  Solo Press Availability in Beijing, China
04/13/2013  Remarks to Staff and Families of Embassy Seoul
04/12/2013  Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se After Their Meeting
04/12/2013  Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce Event
04/11/2013  Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister John Russell Baird
04/09/2013  Solo Press Availability in Tel Aviv, Israel
04/09/2013  Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting
04/08/2013  Remarks With Israeli President Shimon Peres Before Their Meeting
04/08/2013  Meeting with Staff and Families of Consulate General Jerusalem
04/07/2013  Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
04/07/2013  Meeting With Staff and Families of U.S. Mission Istanbul

Press Releases
04/14/2013  Fact Sheet: U.S.-Japan Fact Sheet on Climate Change Cooperation
04/13/2013  Joint U.S.-China Statement on Climate Change
04/13/2013  Joint Statement Adopted at the United States-Republic of Korea Foreign Ministers' Meeting
04/11/2013  Background Briefing En Route to Seoul, Korea
04/11/2013  United States Announces $10 Million in Support for G-8 Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
04/11/2013  G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting Statement

Public Schedule
Public Schedule for April 14, 2013
Public Schedule for April 13, 2013
Public Schedule for April 12, 2013
Public Schedule for April 11, 2013
Public Schedule for April 10, 2013
Public Schedule for April 9, 2013
Public Schedule for April 8, 2013
Public Schedule for April 7, 2013



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