Travel to Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and U.K., October 28-November 4, 2015

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Secretary Kerry traveled to Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and United Kingdom from October 28 to November 4.

While in Vienna, Secretary Kerry held bilateral and multilateral meetings with foreign counterparts to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria.

The Secretary then travels to Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat to conduct bilateral discussions with senior government leaders in each country. This will be Secretary Kerry’s first visit to Central Asia and the first-ever visit by a U.S. Secretary of State to all five Central Asian republics on the same trip.

In Bishkek, the Secretary participated in the opening of the new campus of the American University of Central Asia and dedicated the new chancery of the U.S. Embassy.

In Samarkand, the Secretary participated in a joint meeting with the foreign ministers of all five countries. This meeting, a new format for dialogue between the United States and the Central Asian republics known as the “C5+1,” allowed the Secretary and ministers to discuss regional and global opportunities and challenges.

In Astana, the Secretary participated in the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue and delivered remarks on Central Asia’s role in addressing global issues at Nazarbayev University.

While in Ashgabat and Dushanbe, the Secretary discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest with senior government officials.

Secretary Kerry traveled to London, U.K., en route to Washington, D.C., from Central Asia.

While in London, he met with British Foreign Secretary Hammond to discuss a range of bilateral and global issues, including Syria.

United Kingdom

11/04/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with U.K. Foreign Secretary Hammond; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/03/15 Background Briefing On Secretary Kerry's Central Asia Trip; London, United Kingdom

Turkmenistan

11/03/15 Remarks Before Meeting With Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Tajikistan

11/03/15 Remarks After Meeting With Tajik President Emomali Rahmon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palace of Nations; Dushanbe, Tajikistan
11/03/15 Remarks With Tajik President Emomali Rahmon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palace of Nations; Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Kazakhstan

11/02/15 The United States and Central Asia: Partners for the 21st Century;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Nazarbayev University; Astana, Kazakhstan
11/02/15 Interview With Askar Alimzhanov of Mir TV;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Ambassador's Residence; Astana, Kazakhstan
11/02/15 Joint Statement of the Fourth U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/02/15 Remarks at Embassy Astana Meet and Greet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Astana, Kazakhstan
11/02/15 Remarks With Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ak Orda Presidential Palace; Astana, Kazakhstan

Uzbekistan

11/01/15 Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation by the Five Countries of Central Asia and The United States of America, Samarkand, Uzbekistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/01/15 New U.S. Assistance Programs in Central Asia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/01/15 Remarks at the Opening of the C5+1 Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Samarkand, Uzbekistan
11/01/15 Remarks With Uzbek President Islam Karimov Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Samarkand, Uzbekistan
11/01/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With President Karimov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

Kyrgyzstan

10/31/15 Joint Press Availability With Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
10/31/15 Remarks at Embassy Bishkek Meet and Greet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Bishkek; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
10/31/15 Remarks at the American University of Central Asia Commemorative Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; American University of Central Asia; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
10/31/15 Remarks at the Dedication of the New Embassy Compound Bishkek;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Bishkek; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

austria

10/30/15 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Central Asia; Vienna, Austria
10/30/15 Joint Press Availability with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Grand Hotel; Vienna, Austria
10/29/15 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

11/04/15  November 04 - Wednesday
11/03/15  November 03 - Tuesday
11/01/15  November 01 - Sunday
10/31/15  October 31 - Saturday
10/30/15  October 30 - Friday
10/29/15  October 29 - Thursday