Secretary Kerry Travels to Paris, Beijing, Muscat, and Amman

Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 31, 2014


Secretary of State Kerry will travel to Paris, Beijing, Muscat, and Amman November 4-13.

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Paris, France, November 4-6, to meet with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

November 7-8, Secretary Kerry will lead the Department of State’s delegation to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting (AMM).

While in Beijing, Secretary Kerry will participate in a broad range of multilateral and bilateral meetings with officials from APEC member countries in advance of President Obama’s visit to Beijing for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.

APEC is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade, and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. Promoting trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific remains a key component of the U.S. rebalance policy.

November 9-10, Secretary Kerry will travel to Muscat, Oman, to participate in a trilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton as part of the EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. The Secretary will be accompanied by former Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador William J. Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman, Senior Advisor Jake Sullivan, and the U.S. negotiation team.

November 10-12, Secretary Kerry will return to Beijing to accompany President Obama during his visit to China to participate in bilateral meetings.

November 12-13, Secretary Kerry will travel to Jordan for discussions with King Abdullah II on the situation in Jerusalem - including recent tensions at the holy sites there - and on the fight against ISIL.

Follow Secretary Kerry’s travel via @JohnKerry and @StateDept on Twitter and go to the Department’s Flickr account for the latest trip photos. Stay connected at http://blogs.state.gov/social-feeds and keep track of all of the Secretary's travels at //2009-2017.state.gov/secretary/travel/index.htm.