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Details of Travel to the Middle East and Asia, June 21-July 2, 2013

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Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Doha, New Delhi, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Amman, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Tel Aviv, and Bandar Seri Begawan from June 21 to July 2.

On June 22-23 in Doha, the Secretary met with senior Qatari officials to discuss bilateral and regional issues. The Secretary also participated in a meeting with the "London 11" foreign ministers to discuss the situation in Syria, including support to the Syrian opposition and efforts to advance a political solution.

From Doha, Secretary Kerry traveled to New Delhi, from June 23-25, where he chaired the interagency delegation to the fourth annual U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue. The Strategic Dialogue, inaugurated in 2009, is a forum for discussing the full range of U.S.-India cooperation on bilateral and regional issues, reflecting the strong strategic partnership between our countries. Topics for discussion included bilateral and regional economic engagement, regional security and defense, science and technology, climate change, and other global issues such as women’s empowerment, nonproliferation and space cooperation.

While in New Delhi, Secretary Kerry also opened the second annual U.S.-India Higher Education Dialogue, delivered a policy speech on bilateral and regional issues, and met with young leaders and innovators at an event highlighting U.S.-India cooperation on clean energy, climate change, science and technology, and poverty alleviation.

In Jeddah on June 25, Secretary Kerry participated in meetings with senior Saudi officials. They discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues.

In Kuwait City on June 26, Secretary Kerry met with senior Kuwaiti officials to discuss the range of bilateral and regional issues.

On June 27-30, Secretary Kerry was in Amman, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Tel Aviv to hold meetings with Jordanian, Israeli, and Palestinian Authority officials on advancing Middle East peace.

Secretary Kerry traveled on June 30 to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, where he participated in several annual regional conferences through July 2. Secretary Kerry co-chaired the ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial, Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial, and the Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting on July 1. On July 2, Secretary Kerry participated in the 20th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the 3rd East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

While in Brunei, Secretary Kerry participated in other bilateral meetings with Bruneian officials, including with the Sultan of Brunei, on the margins of the ASEAN-related events.


Bandar Seri Begawan

Remarks

-07/02/13  Intervention at East Asia Summit;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
-07/02/13  Meets With Staff and Families of Embassy Brunei;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
-07/02/13  Press Statement After Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
-07/01/13  Remarks With USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Greg Beck at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
-07/01/13  Press Availability in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Brunei
-07/01/13  Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
-07/01/13  Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Press Releases

-07/02/13  U.S. Engagement in the 2013 ASEAN Regional Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/02/13  Secretary Kerry's Participation in the ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/02/13  Asia Civil Society Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/01/13  U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/01/13  Sixth Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative Joint Ministerial Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/01/13  Third Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam Joint Ministerial Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/01/13  2013 U.S. Engagement in the Lower Mekong Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/01/13  The ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

TEL AVIV

Remarks

-06/30/13  Press Availability in Tel Aviv;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Tel Aviv, Israel

KUWAIT CITY

Remarks

-06/26/13  Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Kuwait;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayan Palace, Kuwait
-06/26/13  Remarks With Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Kuwait City, Kuwait

jeddah

Remarks

-06/25/13  Meeting With Staff and Families of Consulate General Jeddah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
-06/25/13  Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

NEW DEHLI

Remarks

-06/25/13  Remarks at the Higher Education Dialogue 2013 Kick-Off;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
-06/25/13  Meeting With Staff and Families at Embassy New Delhi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy New Delhi; New Delhi, India
-06/24/13  Remarks With Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
-06/24/13  Interview With Catherine Chomiak of NBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
-06/24/13  Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
-06/24/13  Interview With Elise Labott of CNN;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
-06/23/13  Remarks on the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India

Press Releases

-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: A Remarkable Expansion of U.S.-India Cooperation on Science & Technology; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Cooperation in Space; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  Fact Sheet: People-to-People Philanthropy With India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  Fact Sheet: EX-IM, OPIC, and USTDA Commitments To Fostering Trade and Investment Ties With India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: International Security; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Cooperation In Higher Education; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Health Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Sustainable Growth, Energy and Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Cultural Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/24/13  U.S.-India Joint Fact Sheet: Economic Collaboration; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

DOHA

Remarks

-06/22/13  Remarks With Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Doha, Qatar
-06/22/13  Opening Remarks at the London Eleven Plenary Meeting With Qatari Prime Minister Hamad;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Doha, Qatar
-06/20/13  Senior State Department Officials Previewing the First Portion of the Secretary's Trip to Qatar, India, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait From June 21-26, 2013; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

-07/02/13   July 02 - Tuesday
-07/01/13   July 01 - Monday
-06/30/13   June 30 - Sunday
-06/29/13   June 29 - Saturday
-06/27/13   June 27 - Thursday
-06/26/13   June 26 - Wednesday
-06/25/13   June 25 - Tuesday
-06/24/13   June 24 - Monday
-06/23/13   June 23 - Sunday
-06/22/13   June 22 - Saturday
-06/21/13   June 21 - Friday

Related Releases

-06/29/13  Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya To Travel to Brunei; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/19/13  U.S.-India Strategic Partnership;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Center for Strategic and International Studies; Washington, DC
-06/21/13  Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine Travel to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

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