Travel to Egypt, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam, August 2-8, 2015

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Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo, Egypt, on August 2 to co-chair the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. The bilateral dialogue reaffirmed the United States’ longstanding and enduring partnership with Egypt, and provided a forum to discuss a broad range of political, economic, security, and cultural issues to address issues of importance to each side and further our common values, goals, and interests.

On August 3, the Secretary traveled to Doha, Qatar, to meet with the Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Next, the Secretary traveled to Singapore on August 4 to meet with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam to discuss bilateral and regional issues as Singapore marks 50 years of independence. The Secretary delivered a speech on the importance of U.S. trade and investment to prosperity in both the East Asia region and the United States.

He then visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 4-6, to attend the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). At the ARF, the Secretary participated in four multilateral meetings including the Lower Mekong Initiative, U.S.-ASEAN, East Asia Summit, and ASEAN Regional Forum ministers meetings.

In Hanoi, Vietnam August 6-8, the Secretary met with senior Vietnamese officials, including Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh to discuss bilateral and regional issues. He also participated in an event marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations.

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Remarks

08/07/15 Remarks at Fulbright University Youth Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hanoi, Vietnam
08/07/15 Remarks With Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hanoi, Vietnam
08/07/15 Remarks on U.S.-Vietnam: Looking to the Future;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Daewoo Hotel; Hanoi, Vietnam

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Remarks

08/06/15 Press Availability in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; JW Marriott; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/06/15 Intervention at the East Asia Summit;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/06/15 Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Putra World Trade Center; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/05/15 Remarks at Young South East Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; JW Marriott; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/05/15 Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Putra World Trade Center; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/05/15 Remarks at the 8th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Putra World Trade Center; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Press Releases

08/06/15 U.S. Engagement in the 2015 ASEAN Regional Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/15 Statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action To Address Iran's Nuclear Programme by Ministers Participating in The 5th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/15 Lower Mekong Initiative Promotes Sustainable Development; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/15 U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/15 Building a Sustainable Future for the Mekong; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/05/15 Eighth Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative: Joint Statement Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia August 5, 2015; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

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08/04/15 Remarks on America and the Asia Pacific: Partners in Prosperity;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Singapore Management University; Singapore
07/31/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hanoi; Via Teleconference

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Remarks

08/03/15 Press Availability With Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Mohammed al-Attiyah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Doha, Qatar

Press Releases

08/03/15 New Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/15 Joint Statement of the U.S.-GCC Foreign Ministers Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

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Remarks

08/02/15 Press Availability with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Cairo, Egypt
08/02/15 Remarks at the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Cairo, Egypt

Press Releases

08/02/15 Joint Statement on the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/31/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Cairo and Doha; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
07/30/15 Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State David Thorne, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin, and Special Representative for Economic and Commercial Affairs Scott Nathan Travel to Egypt; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

08/07/15  August 07 - Friday
08/06/15  August 06 - Thursday
08/05/15  August 05 - Wednesday
08/04/15  August 04 - Tuesday
08/03/15  August 03 - Monday
08/02/15  August 02 - Sunday
08/01/15  August 01 - Saturday