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Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Tokyo, Japan; Bali, Indonesia; Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Kabul, Afghanistan; and London, (England) United Kingdom, October 1-14, 2013.

In Tokyo, October 2-3, Secretary Kerry joined Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee (SCC) meeting. The last SCC was held in June 2011 in Washington, DC. The meeting represents the next step in further strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance, providing an opportunity to build on our already broad and comprehensive bilateral relationship.

On October 4, Secretary Kerry continued on to Bali, Indonesia for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting (AMM) and other APEC-related meetings. APEC is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade, and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. Promoting trade and investment in the Asia Pacific remains a key component of the U.S. rebalance policy. The Secretary participated in a broad range of multilateral and bilateral meetings with officials from APEC member economies.

Secretary Kerry then traveled to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei for the U.S.-ASEAN Summit (fifth U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Meeting), and the East Asia Summit, October 9-10. Engagement in the region’s multilateral architecture is central to the Obama Administration’s rebalance to Asia. While there, Secretary Kerry also participated in a series of bilateral meetings.

In Malaysia on October 10-11, Secretary Kerry met with Malaysian officials to highlight our growing bilateral ties with Malaysia, and attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Now in its fourth year, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit is an initiative President Obama announced in 2009 to spur job creation through entrepreneurship by connecting young innovators to resources, ideas, and each other.

Secretary Kerry visited Kabul, Afghanistan on October 11 to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Secretary Kerry traveled October 12-14 to London, U.K.

United Kingdom


-10/14/13 Remarks With UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi Following Their Meeting

Press Releases

-10/12/13 Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials and Senior Administration Official on Bilateral Security Agreement



-10/12/13 Joint Press Availability With Afghan President Hamid Karzai After Their Meeting
-10/12/13 Meeting With Mission Afghanistan Staff
-10/11/13 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Trip to Kabul, Afghanistan



-10/11/13 Remarks at Fulbright Teaching Assistant Event
-10/11/13 Remarks at The Fourth Global Entrepreneurship Summit
-10/11/13 Remarks at the 1MET Event
-10/10/13 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Kuala Lumpur
-10/10/13 Press Availability in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
-10/10/13 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Meetings in Brunei



-10/10/13 Remarks With Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario at Their Meeting
-10/10/13 Remarks With Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye At Their Meeting
-10/10/13 Remarks at a Meeting With Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung
-10/09/13 Opening Remarks at U.S.-ASEAN Summit
-10/09/13 Opening Remarks at the Conversation With ASEAN Young Leaders

Press Releases

-10/10/13 U.S.-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership (USACEP); Office of the Spokesperson
-10/09/13 U.S.-ASEAN Engagement; Office of the Spokesperson
-10/09/13 Background Briefing En Route Brunei
-10/09/13 The U.S.-ASEAN Expanded Economic Engagement (E3) Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson
-10/09/13 U.S.-ASEAN Collaboration on Environment and Science Issues; Office of the Spokesperson



-10/08/13 Secretary Kerry Meets With Mission Indonesia Staff
-10/07/13 Remarks at the APEC CEO Summit
-10/07/13 Joint Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov After Their Meeting
-10/06/13 Remarks at a Visit to Benoa Port
-10/05/13 Remarks at a Press Availability With United States Trade Representative Ambassador Froman

Press Releases

-10/08/13 Background Briefing on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
-10/08/13 United States-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership; Office of the Spokesperson
-10/08/13 21st Annual APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson
-10/07/13 Secretary and Russian Foreign Minister Sign Amendment to NRRC Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson



-10/03/13 Remarks With Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera
-10/03/13 Remarks at the Meeting of the U.S. - Japan Security Consultative Committee (2+2)
-10/02/13 Preview of Secretary's Trip to Japan

Press Releases

-10/03/13 Background Briefing on the Joint Statement of the Security Consultative Committee
-10/03/13 United States and Japan Sign Protocol to Amend the Guam International Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson
-10/03/13 Joint Statement of the Security Consultative Committee: Toward a More Robust Alliance and Greater Shared Responsibilities; Office of the Spokesperson


-10/14/13 October 14 - Monday
-10/13/13 October 13 - Sunday
-10/12/13 October 12 - Saturday
-10/11/13 October 11 - Friday
-10/10/13 October 10 - Thursday
-10/09/13 October 09 - Wednesday
-10/08/13 October 08 - Tuesday
-10/07/13 October 07 - Monday
-10/06/13 October 06 - Sunday
-10/05/13 October 05 - Saturday
-10/04/13 October 04 - Friday
-10/03/13 October 03 - Thursday
-10/02/13 October 02 - Wednesday
-10/01/13 October 01 - Tuesday