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


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Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Geneva, Switzerland, September 12-14, to discuss matters concerning Syria, including the use of chemical weapons and steps to address these developments.

Secretary Kerry traveled to Jerusalem on Sunday, September 15 to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The purpose of the visit it to have an in-depth discussion with the Prime Minister on the final status negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, following on the Secretary’s meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London last Monday. They will also focus on developments in Syria.

Secretary Kerry then traveled to Paris, France. He met with French Foreign Minister Fabius and UK Foreign Secretary Hague on Monday, September 16. While in Paris, Secretary Kerry also met with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal.

Secretary Kerry returned to Washington on Monday, September 16.



-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



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



-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


-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


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