Secretary Kerry To Travel to Vietnam, France, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland

Press Statement
John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
January 10, 2017


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vietnam, France, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland from January 13–18, 2017.

On January 13, the Secretary will meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, with senior Vietnamese officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. Later that day, he will travel to Ho Chi Minh City for meetings with senior officials there. He will also deliver a speech on U.S.-Vietnam relations.

On January 14, Secretary Kerry will travel to Ca Mau Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. He will engage local experts on environmental issues affecting the region and ways we can partner with Vietnam to develop clean energy and sustainable infrastructure, smart water governance, and ecosystem resource management.

Secretary Kerry will travel to Paris, France, on January 15 to attend a conference on Middle East peace, hosted by French President Francois Hollande.

The Secretary will then travel to London, United Kingdom, on January 16 where he will meet with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. They will discuss the situation in Syria and other global and regional issues.

On January 17–18, Secretary Kerry will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF is one of the largest annual gatherings of global leaders in politics, business, and civil society. The Secretary will be the featured speaker in a discussion on 21st century diplomacy.

Follow Secretary Kerry’s travel via @JohnKerry and @StateDept on Twitter and go to the Department’s Flickr account for the latest trip photos.

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