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Secretary Kerry traveled to Vilnius, Paris, and London on September 6-9, 2013.

Secretary Kerry traveled to Lithuania, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, on September 6. On September 7, Secretary Kerry met in Vilnius with senior Lithuanian government officials to discuss a range of issues, including regional cooperation, energy diversification, and EU Presidency priorities, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the EU Eastern Partnership.

Secretary Kerry also met with the EU Foreign Ministers in informal session, hosted by the Lithuanians, to discuss the Middle East, including Syria, Egypt, and the ongoing direct, final status negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Secretary Kerry traveled to France on September 7. While in Paris, he met with senior French government officials to discuss a range of bilateral and global issues. On September 8, Secretary Kerry also met with representatives of the Arab League.

Secretary Kerry then traveled to the United Kingdom on September 8. While in London, he met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss a range of issues including the ongoing, direct, final status negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. On September 9, he met with senior U.K. government officials to discuss the broad range of issues on the transatlantic and global agenda.

UNITED KINGDOM


Remarks


-09/09/13 Remarks With United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Hague

FRANCE


Remarks


-09/08/13 Remarks With Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Muhammad al-Atiyah
-09/07/13 Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at Joint Press Availability

Press Releases


-09/08/13 Joint Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry and a Ministerial Delegation of the Arab Peace Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson

LITHUANIA


Remarks


-09/07/13 Remarks With Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius Following Their Meeting
-09/07/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Vilnius
-09/06/13 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Visit to Vilnius, Lithuania

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE


-09/09/13 September 09 - Monday
-09/08/13 September 08 - Sunday
-09/07/13 September 07 - Saturday