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

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Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Cairo, Riyadh, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Amman, Geneva, and Abu Dhabi from November 2 to November 11.

In Cairo, Secretary Kerry held bilateral discussions with officials.

In Riyadh, Secretary Kerry met with King Abdullah to discuss a wide range of bilateral and regional issues. He reaffirmed the strategic nature of the U.S.-Saudi relationship, given the importance of the work between our two countries on shared challenges, and the leadership Saudi Arabia provides for the region.

In Warsaw, Secretary Kerry met with senior Polish officials to discuss our close defense alliance and partnership with Poland across a range of global issues, as well as Poland’s key contributions on democracy promotion and in enhancing NATO capabilities. He also met with representatives of U.S. and Polish businesses and young innovators, highlighting our strong economic ties and mutual commitment to Transatlantic prosperity.

In Tel Aviv, Secretary Kerry participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial.

In Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Secretary Kerry met with senior Israeli and Palestinian officials to discuss the ongoing final status negotiations as well as other regional issues of mutual concern. He also discussed issues related to Iran with Israeli officials.

In Amman, Secretary Kerry met with senior Jordanian officials to discuss a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, as part of our continued close coordination on key issues.

In an effort to help narrow the differences in negotiations, Secretary Kerry traveled to Geneva, Switzerland at the invitation of EU High Representative Ashton to hold a trilateral meeting with High Representative Ashton and Foreign Minister Zarif on the margins of the P5+1 negotiations.

In Abu Dhabi, he met with senior Emirati officials to continue our close coordination on bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. This visit provided the leaders the opportunity to discuss the important role the UAE plays in promoting stability and prosperity in the Middle East.

Secretary Kerry postponed his travel to Algiers, Algeria and Rabat, Morocco. We value our strong relationships with Algeria and Morocco and Secretary Kerry looks forward to leading the U.S. delegations to Strategic Dialogues in those countries in the future.


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

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