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Secretary Kerry traveled to Seoul, Beijing, Jakarta, Abu Dhabi, Tunis, and Paris to meet with senior government officials and address a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. This is the fifth trip to Asia for the Secretary in the past year.

In Seoul, the Secretary met with senior government officials and reaffirm the strength of the U.S.-R.O.K. alliance, discussed ways to expand our cooperation on regional and global issues, and continued our close coordination with the R.O.K. on North Korea.

In Beijing, Secretary Kerry met with senior government officials and relayed the message that the United States is committed to pursuing a positive, cooperative, comprehensive relationship and welcomes the rise of a peaceful and prosperous China that plays a positive role in world affairs. The Secretary also discussed regional issues including the D.P.R.K. as well as highlighted the importance of U.S.-China collaboration on climate change and clean energy.

In Jakarta, the Secretary reiterated that the United States values Indonesia’s growing leadership on global challenges and looks forward to continue working with Indonesia on issues including climate change, security, democracy, regional integration, and human rights. He co-chaired the Joint Commission Meeting under the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership. He also underlined the importance of our engagement with Asia’s multilateral institutions when he meets the ASEAN Secretary General.

In Abu Dhabi, Secretary Kerry met with senior Emirati officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues that are of mutual interest to the U.S.-U.A.E. relationship.

In Tunis, Secretary Kerry met with senior officials to discuss the progress made in Tunisia's democratic transition, and continued U.S. support for the Tunisian government and people.

In Paris, Secretary Kerry met with Palestinian Authority President Abbas to discuss the ongoing negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis.



-02/19/14 Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Judeh Before Their Meeting
-02/19/14 Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Before Their Meeting



-02/18/14 Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Tunis
-02/18/14 Remarks at a Solo Press Availability
-02/18/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Tunisia



-02/17/14 Remarks With Indonesian Foreign Minister Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa
-02/16/14 Remarks on Climate Change
-02/16/14 Remarks At the Istiqlal Mosque

Press Releases

-02/17/14 U.S.-Indonesia Fourth Joint Commission Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson
-02/17/14 United States and Indonesia Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Conserving Wildlife and Combating Wildlife Trafficking; Office of the Spokesperson
-02/17/14 United States and Indonesia Sign South-South and Triangular Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding To Support Developing Countries; Office of the Spokesperson



-02/15/14 Remarks at Cummins-Foton Joint Venture Plant
-02/14/14 Solo Press Availability in Beijing, China

Press Releases

-02/15/14 U.S.-China Joint Statement on Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson

South Korea


-02/13/14 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se
-02/13/14 Remarks With President Park Geun-hye of South Korea

Press Releases

-02/13/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Republic of Korea, China, and Indonesia


-02/20/14 February 20 - Thursday
-02/19/14 February 19 - Wednesday
-02/18/14 February 18 - Tuesday
-02/17/14 February 17 - Monday
-02/16/14 February 16 - Sunday
-02/15/14 February 15 - Saturday
-02/14/14 February 14 - Friday
-02/13/14 February 13 - Thursday
-02/12/14 February 12 - Wednesday