U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to the Dominican Republic, Norway, Denmark & Greenland

Press Statement
John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
June 10, 2016


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Oslo and Svalbard, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Ilulissat, Greenland from June 13-17.

While in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on June 13-14, the Secretary will participate in the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Western Hemisphere’s premier multilateral organization.

The Secretary will also meet with Dominican President Danilo Medina and will engage in bilateral discussions and consultations with regional counterparts on issues of shared interest.

Secretary Kerry will then travel to Oslo, Norway, on June 14-16 and will join Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende at the Oslo Forum, a gathering of world leaders involved in conflict mediation, and will meet separately with Prime Minister Erna Solberg for bilateral discussions. Secretary Kerry will also deliver remarks at a conference on deforestation and visit Svalbard, Norway to engage with Arctic researchers.

The Secretary will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, June 16-17 where he will have bilateral discussions with Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. Secretary Kerry will also travel to Ilulissat, Greenland on June 17 to meet with Greenlandic and Danish officials and discuss shared challenges in the Arctic.

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: 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.