Travel to Ireland and the United Kingdom October 30-31, 2016

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Secretary Kerry traveled to Tipperary, Ireland, on October 30 to meet with Irish Foreign Minister Charles Flanagan for a discussion about the Northern Ireland peace process and a range of regional and global issues. While in Ireland, the Secretary also accepted the Tipperary International Peace Award, which was awarded by the Tipperary Peace Convention to honor the Secretary’s efforts to end conflicts in a number of countries.

The Secretary then traveled to London, U.K., on October 31 to meet with international counterparts for a discussion about the situation in Libya and ways to improve support for the Government of National Accord. While in London, he also accepted two awards: the Benjamin Franklin House Medal for Leadership and the Chatham House Prize.

The Chatham House Prize is given to a statesperson for significant contributions to the improvement of international relations. Secretary Kerry was named the 2016 recipient jointly with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. The Benjamin Franklin House Medal for Leadership is being given to Secretary Kerry for his lasting contributions to diplomacy, public service, and human rights. The Medal recognizes those individuals who follow in Benjamin Franklin’s footsteps by exemplifying great vision, cross-cultural understanding, effectiveness, and intellectual rigor. The Secretary also met with London Mayor Sadiq Khan and, together with the Mayor, engaged in a discussion with London youth on current issues, including climate change and countering violent extremism.

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10/31/16 Remarks and Conversation With Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at the Youth Outreach Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; London, United Kingdom
10/31/16 Remarks With Chatham House Director Robin Niblett at the Chatham House Prize Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chatham House; London, United Kingdom
10/31/16 Remarks at the Benjamin Franklin House Medal for Leadership Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin House; London, United Kingdom
10/31/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting on Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC


10/30/16 Remarks Following Receipt of the Tipperary Peace Award;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Aherlow House Hotel; Tipperary, Ireland
10/30/16 Press Availability with Irish Foreign Minister Charles Flanagan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Tipperary, Ireland
10/28/16 Senior State Department Official Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Tipperary and London; Washington, DC


10/31/16  Public Schedule: October 31, 2016
10/30/16  Public Schedule: October 30, 2016