Travel to France, China, Oman, and Jordan, November 4-13, 2014

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Secretary of State Kerry traveled to France, China, Oman, and Jordan, November 4-13.

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Paris, France, November 4-6, to meet with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

November 7-8, Secretary Kerry led the Department of State’s delegation to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting (AMM).

While in Beijing, Secretary Kerry participated in a broad range of multilateral and bilateral meetings with officials from APEC member countries in advance of President Obama’s visit to Beijing for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.

APEC is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade, and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. Promoting trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific remains a key component of the U.S. rebalance policy.

November 9-10, Secretary Kerry traveled to Muscat, Oman, to participate in a trilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton as part of the EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. The Secretary was accompanied by former Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador William J. Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman, Senior Advisor Jake Sullivan, and the U.S. negotiation team.

November 10-12, Secretary Kerry returned to Beijing to accompany President Obama during his visit to China to participate in bilateral meetings.

On November 12-13, Secretary Kerry traveled to Jordan for discussions with King Abdullah II on the situation in Jerusalem - including recent tensions at the holy sites there - and on the fight against ISIL.

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Remarks

11/13/14 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Judeh After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Amman, Jordan

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Remarks

11/12/14 Remarks at a U.S. Visa Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Beijing; Beijing, China
11/11/14 China, America and Our Warming Planet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The New York Times
11/11/14 Background Briefing En Route Beijing; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route Beijing, China
11/08/14 Remarks at AmCham APEC CEO Reception;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Northeast Marriott; Beijing, China
11/08/14 Press Availability in Beijing, China;  Secretary of State John Kerry; China National Convention Center; Beijing, China
11/08/14 Remarks at National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women's Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Intercontinental Beijing; Beijing, China
11/08/14 Remarks at the National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Luncheon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Intercontinental Beijing; Beijing, China
11/04/14 Remarks on U.S.-China Relations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Washington, DC

Fact Sheets

11/08/14 Secretary Kerry Roundtable With Chinese CEOs on Investment and Innovation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/08/14 Secretary Kerry's Participation in the National Center for APEC's Private Sector-Led Roundtable - Catalyzing Strategic Business Growth: Women and the Economy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

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Remarks

11/09/14 Remarks With Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Al Bustan Palace Hotel; Muscat, Oman

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Remarks

11/05/14 Press Availability in Paris, France;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
11/05/14 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France
11/05/14 Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France
11/07/14 Senior State Department Officials Preview Secretary Kerry's Trip to Paris and Beijing; Via Teleconference

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

11/13/14  November 13 - Thursday
11/12/14  November 12 - Wednesday
11/11/14  November 11 - Tuesday
11/10/14  November 10 - Monday
11/09/14  November 09 - Sunday
11/08/14  November 08 - Saturday
11/07/14  November 07 - Friday
11/06/14  November 06 - Thursday
11/05/14  November 05 - Wednesday