Travel to Vietnam, France, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland, January 13-18, 2017

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Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Vietnam, France, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland from January 13–18, 2017.

On January 13, the Secretary met in Hanoi, Vietnam, with senior Vietnamese officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. Later that day, he traveled to Ho Chi Minh City for meetings with senior officials there. He also delivered a speech on U.S.-Vietnam relations.

On January 14, Secretary Kerry traveled to Ca Mau Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. He engaged local experts on environmental issues affecting the region and ways we can partner with Vietnam to develop clean energy and sustainable infrastructure, smart water governance, and ecosystem resource management.

Secretary Kerry traveled to Paris, France, on January 15 to attend a conference on Middle East peace, hosted by French President Francois Hollande.

The Secretary traveled to London, United Kingdom, on January 16 where he met with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. They discussed the situation in Syria and other global and regional issues.

On January 17–18, Secretary Kerry attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF is one of the largest annual gatherings of global leaders in politics, business, and civil society. The Secretary was the featured speaker in a discussion on 21st century diplomacy.



01/17/17 A Conversation With John Kerry: Diplomacy in an Era of Disruption with Tom Friedman;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland


01/16/17 Remarks With Christiane Amanpour of CNN International;  Secretary of State John Kerry; London, United Kingdom



01/15/17 Roundtable With Traveling Press;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Paris, France



01/13/17 U.S.-Vietnam: A Partnership That Will Endure;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
01/13/17 Remarks With Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hanoi, Vietnam
01/13/17 Remarks With Acting Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hanoi, Vietnam
01/11/17 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Vietnam; En Route Vietnam


01/18/17  Public Schedule: January 18, 2017
01/17/17  Public Schedule: January 17, 2017
01/16/17  Public Schedule: January 16, 2017
01/15/17  Public Schedule: January 15, 2017
01/14/17  Public Schedule: January 14, 2017
01/13/17  Public Schedule: January 13, 2017
01/12/17  Public Schedule: January 12, 2017