Secretary Kerry Travel to Europe

Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 17, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Paris, London, and Rome on October 21-24.

In Paris, Secretary Kerry will meet with representatives of the Arab League’s Arab Peace Initiative Follow-up Committee to update them on the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, as part of his continued engagement with our Arab League partners on the issue. The Secretary will also meet Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal to discuss bilateral and international issues.

In London, the Secretary will attend the London 11 ministerial meeting with key international partners and Syrian Coalition leadership to review progress towards convening the Geneva Conference on Syria.

In Rome, Secretary Kerry will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss ongoing final status negotiations with the Palestinians, along with Iran, Syria, and other issues of mutual concern.

In each capital, the Secretary will meet with senior government officials. Details of these meetings are still being finalized

PRN: 2013/1261