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Travel to Cairo, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Tel Aviv, and Paris, July 21-26, 2014

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Secretary Kerry traveled to Cairo, Egypt, July 21-22 to meet with Egyptian and other senior officials on the situation in Gaza. The United States – and our international partners– are deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation and the loss of more innocent life. We believe there should be a cease-fire as soon as possible – one that restores the cease-fire reached in November of 2012. Secretary Kerry is working to support Egypt’s initiative to pursue that outcome and will travel to the region as part of those efforts.

Secretary Kerry traveled next to Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Tel Aviv on July 23, accompanied by Acting Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Frank Lowenstein, NSC Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa Prem Kumar, Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS, and Spokesperson Jen Psaki.

Secretary Kerry returned to Cairo, Egypt on July 24 to continue meetings on the situation in Gaza.

July 25-26, Secretary Kerry traveled to Paris, France after talks with regional and international leaders in Cairo, Egypt.


France

Remarks

-07/26/14  Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Ambassador's Residence; Paris, France

Jerusalem

Remarks

-07/23/14  Remarks Following Meeting With Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Muqata'a, Ramallah
-07/23/14  Remarks With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jerusalem

Egypt

Remarks

-07/25/14  Remarks With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, and Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cairo, Egypt
-07/22/14  Secretary of State John Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry Joint Statements After Meeting With Egyptian President al-Sisi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Presidential Palace; Cairo, Egypt
-07/21/14  Remarks With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cairo, Egypt
-07/21/14  Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Cairo, Egypt; En Route to Cairo, Egypt

Press Releases

-07/22/14  Summary of Understandings Related to the Implementation and Extension of the Joint Plan of Action; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/21/14  United States Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

-07/26/14   July 26 - Saturday
-07/24/14   July 24 - Thursday
-07/23/14   July 23 - Wednesday
-07/22/14   July 22 - Tuesday
-07/21/14   July 21 - Monday

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