Travel to France, Mongolia, China, and United Arab Emirates, June 2-9, 2016

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Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Paris, France; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Beijing, China, June 2–8.

Secretary Kerry traveled to Paris, France, June 2–4. The Secretary participated in the French-hosted ministerial on Middle East peace, and met separately with Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to discuss the Counter-ISIL Coalition efforts in Iraq and Syria, as well as a host of other issues.

The Secretary then traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where he met with senior government officials. He hosted a town hall with young leaders and attended a traditional Mongolian cultural festival.

Secretary Kerry traveled to Beijing, China, June 5–7. Secretary Kerry and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, as President Obama’s Special Representatives, joined their respective Chinese co-chairs, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang, as President Xi’s Special Representatives, along with members of the U.S. delegation and their Chinese colleagues for the eighth U.S.–China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).

The Dialogue focused on the challenges and opportunities that both countries face on a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global areas of immediate and long-term economic and strategic interest.

Secretary Kerry joined Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong for the seventh annual U.S.–China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), to be held concurrently with the S&ED. The CPE promotes and strengthens people-to-people ties between the United States and China in the fields of education, culture, science and technology, sports, women’s issues, and health. It provides a high-level annual forum for government and private-sector representatives to discuss cooperation on exchanges in a broad, strategic manner.

S‎ecretary Kerry traveled to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on June 8-9 to meet with senior government officials and to discuss regional issues of mutual interest, including Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Counter-ISIL Coalition efforts.

united Arab Emirates

06/08/16 Remarks at Meeting With UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Mina Palace; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

china

06/08/16 Climate Change and Clean Energy at the 2016 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/08/16 The United States and China Build on Paris Agreement and Strengthen Climate Change Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/07/16 U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing International Hotel; Beijing, China
06/07/16 U.S.-China Press Statements;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
06/07/16 Press Availability in Beijing, China;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Westin; Beijing, China
06/07/16 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue VIII Strategic Track Select Outcomes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/07/16 U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/07/16 Remarks at the Meeting With Chinese President Xi Jinping;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
06/07/16 Remarks at the S-Track Plenary;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/07/16 Remarks at the CEO Roundtable;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/07/16 Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Plenary Session;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Museum; Beijing, China
06/06/16 U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/06/16 Remarks at the Public Event on Oceans;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/06/16 Remarks Before the Small Session 1: Bilateral Issues;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/06/16 S&ED Joint Session on Climate Change Remarks;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/06/16 S&ED Opening Session Remarks;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/06/16 Remarks at the EcoPartnerships Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/05/16 6th U.S.-China Strategic Security Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

mongolia

06/05/16 Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Mongolia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ambassador's Residence; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
06/05/16 Joint Press Availability With Mongolian Foreign Minister Lundeg;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
06/05/16 Conversation With Young Leaders;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Shangri La Hotel; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
06/05/16 Remarks Before Meeting With Mongolian Foreign Minister Lundeg Purevsuren;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
06/03/16 Background Briefing Previewing the Secretary's Visit to Mongolia; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference

france

06/04/16 Remarks Before Meeting With French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault;  Secretary of State John Kerry; MFA Convention Center; Paris, France
06/03/16 Remarks at Roundtable With Traveling Press;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Intercontinental Hotel; Paris, France
06/03/16 Remarks Before Meeting With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; MFA Convention Center; Paris, France
06/02/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Visit to Paris; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference

secretary's schedule

06/08/16  Public Schedule: June 8, 2016
06/07/16  Public Schedule: June 7, 2016
06/06/16  Public Schedule: June 6, 2016
06/05/16  Public Schedule: June 5, 2016
06/04/16  Public Schedule: June 4, 2016
06/03/16  Public Schedule: June 3, 2016