Travel to Vienna, Paris, Vientiane, and Manila, July 22-27, 2016

Photos from the trip»

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Vienna, Austria, on July 22 to join EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and the U.S. Delegation in Vienna for the first day of high-level talks at the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.  

The meeting was aimed at making progress on a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phasedown amendment for adoption later this year. Achieving such an amendment would build upon the climate change success achieved last year in Paris and is one of the most consequential and cost-effective actions the global community can take this year to combat climate change.

Secretary Kerry traveled to Paris, France, from July 22 to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss ongoing efforts to advance a two state solution.

The Secretary traveled to Vientiane, Laos, from July 25-26 to participate in the ASEAN Regional Forum, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting, the ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting, and the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting. At these ASEAN meetings the Secretary discussed the region’s security architecture and shared transnational challenges including maritime security, Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and the South China Sea.

Next, Secretary Kerry visited Manila, Philippines, from July 26-27, where he met with President Rodrigo Duterte and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay to discuss the full range of our cooperation with the new administration.

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07/27/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/27/16 Remarks With Philippines Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Manila, Philippines
07/27/16 Remarks With YSEALI Alumni on Marine Conservation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Manila, Philippines
07/27/16 Remarks Philippines Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Manila, Philippines

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07/26/16 Press Availability in Vientiane, Laos;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Convention Center; Vientiane, Laos
07/25/16 Remarks Before Meeting With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Convention Center; Vientiane, Laos
07/25/16 Remarks Before Mekong Initiative Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Convention Center; Vientiane, Laos
07/25/16 Joint Statement of the Japan-United States-Australia Trilateral Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/25/16 Secretary Kerry's Co-Chairmanship of the ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/25/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Laos Foreign Minister Saleumxay; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/25/16 Remarks Before Meeting With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Convention Center; Vientiane, Laos
07/25/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Brunei Foreign Minister II Pehin Lim Jock Seng; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/25/16 Lower Mekong Initiative Launches "Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/25/16 Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Convention Center; Vientiane, Laos
07/23/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Visit to Vientiane and Manila; Office of the Spokesperson; Paris, France

austria

07/23/16 Secretary Kerry's Call with Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/22/16 Meeting With U.S. NGO and Industry Leaders;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna, Austria
07/22/16 Remarks at the Montreal Protocol High-level Segment;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vienna International Center; Vienna, Austria
07/21/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Vienna; Via Teleconference

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

07/27/16  Public Schedule: July 27, 2016
07/26/16  Public Schedule: July 26, 2016
07/25/16  Public Schedule: July 25, 2016
07/24/16  Public Schedule: July 24, 2016
07/23/16  Public Schedule: July 23, 2016
07/22/16  Public Schedule: July 22, 2016