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Travel to Kyiv, Paris, Rome, and Aqaba, March 4-7, 2014

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In Kyiv on March 4, Secretary Kerry met with senior representatives of Ukraine’s new government, leaders of the Rada, and members of civil society. The Secretary reaffirmed the United States' strong support for Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and the right of the Ukrainian people to determine their own future, without outside interference or provocation.

On March 5-6, Secretary of State John Kerry visits Paris and Rome to participate in conferences focused on Lebanon and Libya.

In Paris on March 5, the Secretary participated in a meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon. This meeting demonstrates international consensus on the need to support Lebanon and its stability, sovereignty, and independence, including international support for the Lebanese Armed Forces, at a critical time for the country. The meeting also provided the international community with the opportunity to highlight the impact of the refugee crisis inside Lebanon, and ongoing efforts to insulate the country from broader regional crises.

While in Paris, Secretary Kerry also held a series of bilateral meetings.

In Rome on March 6, Secretary Kerry participated in the Rome Ministerial Conference on Libya. The conference focused on international support for Libya’s democratic transition and allow the international community to discuss ways to deepen assistance to Libya in key areas, including governance, securing conventional weapons, and border security. It also provided participants with the opportunity to evaluate progress on commitments made to date and reinforce support for Libyan efforts to accelerate implementation of those commitments.

While in Rome, Secretary Kerry also held a series of bilateral meetings.

Secretary Kerry then traveled to Aqaba, where he met with Jordanian King Abdullah II, in Aqaba, Jordan on March 7.


Italy

Remarks

-03/06/14  Remarks With Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Villa Taverna; Rome, Italy
-03/06/14  Remarks With Italian Foreign Minister Mogherini Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Villa Taverna; Rome, Italy
-03/06/14  Press Availability in Rome, Italy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rome, Italy

FRANCE

Remarks

-03/05/14  Remarks After Meeting of International Support Group on Lebanon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
-03/05/14  Remarks With British Foreign Secretary William Hague, and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia at Top of Tripartite Agreement Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France

Press Releases

-03/05/14  President Putin's Fiction: 10 False Claims About Ukraine; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/05/14  U.S./U.K./Ukraine Press Statement on the Budapest Memorandum Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/04/14  Background Briefing: Preview of Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Paris and Rome; Washington, DC

Ukraine

Remarks

-03/04/14  Remarks at a Solo Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Kyiv; Kyiv, Ukraine
-03/04/14  Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Kyiv;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Kyiv, Ukraine

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

-03/06/14   March 6 - Thursday
-03/05/14   March 5 - Wednesday
-03/04/14   March 4 - Tuesday

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