Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 8, 2014


From January 8 to January 13, Under Secretary Sherman will travel to Geneva, Moscow, and Paris.

In Geneva on January 9, Under Secretary Sherman will hold meetings with European External Action Service Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs Helga Schmid and with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi to discuss the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action agreed to by the P5+1 and Iran.

On January 10, Under Secretary Sherman will be in Moscow for consultations on Syria ahead of the Geneva II conference.

Under Secretary Sherman will join Secretary Kerry in Paris on January 12 for the ministerial meeting of the London 11 to coordinate with key international partners on Syria in advance of the Geneva II conference. She will also join Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and hold bilateral consultations with participants of the London 11.