Secretary Kerry Travels to Sochi, Russia and Antalya, Turkey

Press Statement
Marie Harf
Acting Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 11, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel on May 11 to Sochi, Russia, where he will meet with President Putin, Foreign Minister Lavrov, and other Russian officials on May 12 to discuss a full range of bilateral and regional issues, including Iran, Syria, and Ukraine. This trip is part of our ongoing effort to maintain direct lines of communication with senior Russian officials and to ensure U.S. views are clearly conveyed.

Secretary Kerry will then travel to Antalya, Turkey,‎ to consult with Allies and partners gathered for a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers on May 13.

The Secretary will return to Washington to join the President’s dinner with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders that evening.

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