Travel to Brussels, Vienna, and Paris, December 4-8, 2017
Secretary Tillerson traveled to Brussels, Belgium; Vienna, Austria; and Paris, France, December 4-8.
On December 4, he arrived in Brussels, where he met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and attended the December 5-6 NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting. While in Brussels, he also met with senior Belgian officials, as well as EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers of the 28 European Union member states to discuss U.S.-EU cooperation on major global issues.
On December 7 in Vienna, he attended the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council, hosted by the OSCE Chairman-in Office, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz. There he attended the opening and first plenary sessions, together with ministers from the 57 OSCE participating States. He also met separately with Foreign Minister Kurz to discuss combatting violent extremism, curbing nuclear proliferation, promoting democratic and economic reform in the Western Balkans, and deepening bilateral trade ties.
Finally, Secretary Tillerson traveled to Paris to meet with senior French leaders to discuss our deep cooperation on issues of mutual concern around the world, including in Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, the DPRK, and the Sahel, in addition to other areas of bilateral interest. He also participated in the International Support Group for Lebanon ministerial on December 8.
12/08/17 Remarks to Tri-Mission Personnel; Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Embassy Paris; Paris, France
12/07/17 Secretary Tillerson Participation in ISG on Lebanon; Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
12/07/17 Remarks at Meeting With Special Monitoring Mission Representatives; Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Vienna, Austria
12/07/17 Remarks With Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz at a Joint Press Availability; Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Hofburg Palace; Vienna, Austria
12/07/17 Remarks at OSCE Ministerial Plenary Session; Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Hofburg Palace; Vienna, Austria
12/07/17 Remarks After a Friends of Georgia Photo Opportunity; Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Hofburg Palace; Vienna, Austria
12/05/17 Joint Statement to the Media; Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Brussels, Belgium
12/05/17 Press Stakeout on Arrival at NATO Headquarters; Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Brussels, Belgium
12/05/17 Remarks at Meeting With NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg; Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Brussels, Belgium
12/05/17 Remarks to the Staff and Families of U.S. Tri-Mission; Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Brussels, Belgium
12/01/17 Background Briefing: Senior State Department Official Previewing the Secretary's Travel to Europe; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
12/07/17 Public Schedule: December 7, 2017
12/06/17 Public Schedule: December 6, 2017
12/05/17 Public Schedule: December 5, 2017
12/04/17 Public Schedule: December 4, 2017