Travel to Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt and France, September 9-15, 2014

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Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Amman, Jordan; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Baghdad, Iraq; Ankara, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt; and Paris, France.

On September 10, Secretary Kerry arrived in Baghdad, Iraq to meet with Iraqi government officials to welcome them on the successful formation of a new government and to discuss how the United States can increase its support to Iraq’s new government in our common effort to defeat ISIL and the threat that it poses to Iraq, the region, and the world.

The Secretary also discussed the meetings he held with numerous foreign counterparts at the NATO Summit in Wales last week on ISIL with Iraq officials.

In Amman and Jeddah, Secretary Kerry held bilateral meetings with counterparts to discuss regional issues and the current situation in Iraq.

While traveling in the region, Secretary Kerry consulted with key partners and allies on how to further support the security and stability of the Iraqi government, combat the threat posed by ISIL, and confront Middle East security challenges.

After Secretary Kerry's visit to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, he traveled to Ankara, Turkey to hold meetings with Turkish leaders.

While in Turkey, the Secretary discussed bilateral and regional issues, including how to promote security and stability in Syria and Iraq.

After visiting Ankara, Turkey, Secretary Kerry traveled to Cairo, Egypt to meet with senior Egyptian officials to discuss bilateral and regional issues of mutual concern.

Secretary Kerry traveled to Paris to attend the opening of an international conference intended to come up with an international strategy against ISIL.

France

Remarks

09/15/14 Roundtable Discussion With Press in Paris;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France

Egypt

Remarks

09/13/14 Interview With Bob Schieffer of CBS's Face The Nation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cairo, Egypt
09/13/14 Joint Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Cairo, Egypt
09/13/14 Background Briefing on the Secretary's Trip to Cairo, Egypt; En Route to Cairo, Egypt

Turkey

Remarks

09/12/14 Press Availability in Ankara, Turkey;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ankara, Turkey
09/12/14 Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ankara, Turkey
09/12/14 Background Briefing En Route to Ankara, Turkey; En Route to Ankara, Turkey

Press Releases

09/12/14 United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Syria Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

Saudi Arabia

Remarks

09/11/14 Joint Press Statement With Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Royal Terminal; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
09/11/14 Interview With Alexander Marquardt of ABC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
09/11/14 Interview With Barbara Plett of BBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
09/11/14 Interview With Elise Labott of CNN;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
09/11/14 Interview With Jake Gibson of FOX;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
09/11/14 Interview With Lubna Hussain of NBC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
09/11/14 Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
09/11/14 Interview With Scott Stearns of VOA;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
09/10/14 Background Briefing on Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Jeddah; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC

Press Releases

09/11/14 Jeddah Communique; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

iraq

Remarks

09/10/14 Press Availability in Baghdad, Iraq;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Baghdad; Baghdad, Iraq
09/10/14 Remarks With Iraqi President Fuad Masum Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Presidential Guest House; Baghdad, Iraq
09/10/14 Remarks With Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Republican Palace; Baghdad, Iraq
09/10/14 Remarks With Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Salim al-Jabouri Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Baghdad, Iraq
09/09/14 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Iraq; Via Teleconference

Press Releases

09/10/14 United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

09/15/14  September 15 - Monday
09/13/14  September 13 - Saturday
09/12/14  September 12 - Friday
09/11/14  September 11 - Thursday
09/10/14  September 10 - Wednesday