Travel to Kenya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Bangladesh, India and China, August 22-September 5, 2016

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Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, on August 22 to meet with President Kenyatta to discuss regional security issues and counterterrorism cooperation, as well as bilateral issues. Secretary Kerry also met with Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed and other regional foreign ministers to discuss key challenges in East Africa, including the prospects for resumption of a political process in South Sudan and support to Somalia’s political transition and ongoing fight against al-Shabaab. He also had the opportunity to meet with participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative and the Mandela Washington Fellows programs.

The Secretary traveled to Sokoto, and Abuja, Nigeria, on August 23-24. He met with President Buhari to discuss counterterrorism efforts, the Nigerian economy, the fight against corruption, and human rights issues. In Sokoto, he delivered a speech on the importance of resilient communities and religious tolerance in countering violent extremism. In Abuja, the Secretary met with a group of adolescent girls working to change community perceptions that devalue the role of girls in society. He also met with northern governors and religious leaders.

On August 24-25, Secretary Kerry traveled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for a series of meetings with senior Saudi leaders, his counterparts from the Gulf Cooperation Council, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen. His discussion focused on the ongoing conflict in Yemen and efforts to restore peace and stability. Additionally, the leaders discussed the region’s most pressing challenges, including Syria and our global effort to counter Da’esh and violent extremism.

Secretary Kerry traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, August 25-28. He met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday, August 26. Discussions focused on the conflict in Syria and the Ukraine crisis, among other issues.

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh, on August 29 to highlight the longstanding and broad U.S.-Bangladesh relationship.  Secretary Kerry met with government officials to discuss our growing cooperation on global issues.  He also focused on strengthening our longstanding bilateral partnership on democracy, development, security and human rights.

On August 29, Secretary Kerry traveled to New Delhi, India, for meetings with senior Indian officials.  On August 30, the Secretary and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker co-chaired the second U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD).

Secretaries Kerry and Pritzker were joined by their respective Indian co-chairs, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman, along with members of the U.S. delegation and their Indian counterparts.

The S&CD is the signature mechanism for advancing the United States’ and India’s shared priorities of generating sustainable economic growth, creating jobs, improving the business and investment climate, enhancing livelihoods, and sustaining the rules-based global order.

The Secretary accompanied President Obama to the G20 in Hangzhou, China from September 3 to September 5.


09/06/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/04/16 Remarks After Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hangzhou International Expo Center; Hangzhou, China
09/03/16 U.S. and China Joining the Paris Agreement;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hangzhou, China


09/01/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Egyptian President al-Sisi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Secretary Kerry and Secretary Pritzker's Meeting With Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Remarks at India Institute of Technology Delhi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New Delhi, India
08/31/16 Remarks During Meet and Greet in New Delhi, India;  Secretary of State John Kerry; American Embassy School; New Delhi, India
08/31/16 Joint Statement on the Second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/16 Press Availability with Commerce Secretary Pritzker, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan Building; New Delhi, India
08/30/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/16 Remarks at the Joint S&CD Opening Plenary Session;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan Building; New Dehli, India


08/29/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Secretary Kerry's Lunch Hosted by Bangladesh Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Remarks During Meet and Greet at Embassy Dhaka;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Dhaka; Dhaka, Bangladesh
08/29/16 Press Availability in Dhaka, Bangladesh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Edward M. Kennedy Center; Dhaka, Bangladesh
08/29/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Briefing: Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Bangladesh and India; Via Teleconference


08/26/16 Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; President Wilson Hotel; Geneva, Switzerland

Saudi Arabia

08/25/16 United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid for Yemen; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC


08/24/16 Remarks at a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Girls Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy; Abuja, Nigeria
08/24/16 Meet and Greet With Staff and Families of Embassy Abuja;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Abuja; Abuja, Nigeria
08/23/16 Remarks on Community Building and Countering Violent Extremism;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Sultan's Palace; Sokoto, Nigeria


08/22/16 Remarks With Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rosa Kempinski Hotel; Nairobi, Kenya
08/22/16 Interview With Daniel Danis of Eye Radio;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rosa Kempinski Hotel; Nairobi, Kenya
08/22/16 Remarks at the Young African Leaders Initiative and Mandela Washington Fellows Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rosa Kempinski Hotel; Nairobi, Kenya
08/22/16 Additional Funding for Kenya and Somalia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/22/16 U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/19/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Kenya and Nigeria; Via Teleconference


09/05/16  Public Schedule: September 5, 2016
09/04/16  Public Schedule: September 4, 2016
09/03/16  Public Schedule: September 3, 2016
09/02/16  Public Schedule: September 2, 2016
08/31/16  Public Schedule: August 31, 2016
08/30/16  Public Schedule: August 30, 2016
08/29/16  Public Schedule: August 29, 2016
08/28/16  Public Schedule: August 28, 2016
08/27/16  Public Schedule: August 27, 2016
08/26/16  Public Schedule: August 26, 2016
08/25/16  Public Schedule: August 25, 2016
08/24/16  Public Schedule: August 24, 2016
08/23/16  Public Schedule: August 23, 2016
08/22/16  Public Schedule: August 22, 2016