Secretary Kerry's Travel to Lithuania, France, and the United Kingdom

Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 5, 2013


Secretary Kerry will travel to Vilnius, Paris, and London on September 6-9, 2013.

Secretary Kerry will travel to Lithuania, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, on September 6. On September 7, Secretary Kerry will meet in Vilnius with senior Lithuanian government officials to discuss a range of issues, including regional cooperation, energy diversification, and EU Presidency priorities, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the EU Eastern Partnership.

Secretary Kerry will also meet with the EU Foreign Ministers in informal session, hosted by the Lithuanians, to discuss the Middle East, including Syria, Egypt, and the ongoing direct, final status negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Secretary Kerry will travel to France on September 7. While in Paris, he will meet with senior French government officials to discuss a range of bilateral and global issues. On September 8, Secretary Kerry will also meet with representatives of the Arab League.

Secretary Kerry will then travel to the United Kingdom on September 8. While in London, he will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss a range of issues including the ongoing, direct, final status negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. On September 9, he will meet with senior U.K. government officials to discuss the broad range of issues on the transatlantic and global agenda.



PRN: 2013/1079