Travel to Boston, Massachusetts; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Berlin, Germany, October 17-22, 2014

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Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Boston, Jakarta, and Berlin from October 17-22.

On October 17-18, Secretary Kerry hosted Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts for a series of private meetings to exchange in-depth views on U.S.-China relations and global issues of common interest.

In addition to the substantive discussions that took place, the meetings provided Secretary Kerry with an opportunity to share Boston’s unique history with the State Councilor.

On October 20, Secretary Kerry led the Presidential Delegation to Jakarta, Indonesia, to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Joko Widodo, President-elect of Indonesia. While in Jakarta, the Secretary also held several bilateral meetings with foreign counterparts.

On October 21, Secretary Kerry traveled to Berlin, Germany, where he met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss regional and international issues, and in advance of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Germany

Remarks

10/22/14 Remarks With German Chancellor Angela Merkel Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chancellery; Berlin, Germany
10/22/14 Press Availability With German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Berlin Wall Memorial Visitor's Center; Berlin, Germany
10/21/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Berlin; En route to Berlin, Germany

Indonesia

Remarks

10/20/14 Remarks With Philippine Foreign Secretary del Rosario Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Shangri-La Hotel; Jakarta, Indonesia
10/20/14 Remarks With Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jakarta, Indonesia
10/19/14 Remarks on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Jakarta, Indonesia; En Route to Jakarta, Indonesia

Massachusetts

Remarks

10/18/14 Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Taj Hotel; Boston, MA
10/18/14 Remarks on Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi; Via Teleconference

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

10/22/14  October 22 - Wednesday
10/21/14  October 21 - Tuesday
10/20/14  October 20 - Monday
10/18/14  October 18 - Saturday
10/17/14  October 17 - Friday