Travel to Zurich, Davos, Riyadh, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, and Beijing, January 20-27, 2016

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Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Zurich, Switzerland, on January 20 where he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss Syria and Ukraine.

Secretary Kerry then traveled to the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 21-22 to consult with world leaders from government, business, and civil society.

Secretary Kerry traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on January 23 to meet with senior Saudi Arabian leaders, as well as the Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council states to discuss bilateral and regional issues.

Secretary Kerry traveled to Vientiane, Laos, on January 25 to meet with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and Foreign Minister/Deputy Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith to discuss the upcoming Special U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Sunnylands, California, affirm support for Laos as this year’s ASEAN Chair, and express continued U.S. interest in a close bilateral relationship.

Secretary Kerry traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on January 26 to meet with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Foreign Minister/Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong to discuss the upcoming special U.S.-ASEAN summit in Sunnylands, California and seek ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation and the growing bilateral economic relationship.

Secretary Kerry then traveled to Beijing, People's Republic of China, on January 27 for meetings with senior leaders of the Chinese government ‎to discuss a range of global, regional, and bilateral issues, including North Korea.

china

01/27/16 Remarks With Chinese President Xi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
01/27/16 Press Availability With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Beijing, China
01/27/16 Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guest House; Beijing, China
01/27/16 Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Beijing, China

cambodia

01/26/16 Remarks at a Meet and Greet with Staff and Families of U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
01/26/16 Remarks With Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
01/26/16 Remarks to the Press;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Phnom Penh, Cambodia

laos

01/25/16 Remarks at the YSEALI Interaction Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vientiane, Laos
01/25/16 Remarks at a Press Roundtable;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vientiane, Laos
01/25/16 Remarks at a Meet and Greet With Staff and Families of U.S. Embassy Vientiane, Laos;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Landmark Hotel; Vientiane, Laos
01/25/16 Remarks With Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Government House; Vientiane, Laos
01/24/16 Preview of Secretary Kerry's Travel to Vientiane, Phnom Penh, and Beijing; Via Teleconference

Saudi Arabia

01/24/16 Remarks With Embassy Riyadh Staff and Families;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
01/23/16 Press Availability With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Royal Air Base; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
01/23/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Dr. Riyad Hijab, the General Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee and Other HNC Delegates; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/16 Preview of Secretary Kerry's Trip to Riyadh; Via Teleconference

Switzerland

01/22/16 Remarks at the World Economic Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/22/16 Remarks With Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/21/16 Interview With Becky Quick, Joe Kernen, and Andrew Ross Sorkin of CNBC's Squawk Box;  Secretary of State John Kerry; World Economic Forum; Davos, Switzerland
01/21/16 Roundtable with Journalists;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/20/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/20/16 Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Davos; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

01/27/16  Public Schedule: January 27, 2016
01/26/16  Public Schedule: January 26, 2016
01/25/16  Public Schedule: January 25, 2016
01/24/16  Public Schedule: January 24, 2016
01/23/16  Public Schedule: January 23, 2016
01/22/16  Public Schedule: January 22, 2016
01/21/16  Public Schedule: January 21, 2016
01/20/16  Public Schedule: January 20, 2016