September 19, 2021

Travel to France, Mongolia, China, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, June 2-9, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Paris, France; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Beijing, China, June 2-8.

Secretary Kerry travels to Paris, France, June 2-4. The Secretary will participate in the French-hosted ministerial on Middle East peace, and meet separately with Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to discuss the Counter-ISIL Coalition efforts in Iraq and Syria, as well as a host of other issues.

The Secretary will then travel to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where he will meet with senior government officials. He will also host a town hall with young leaders and attend a traditional Mongolian cultural festival.

Secretary Kerry will travel to Beijing, China, June 5-7. Secretary Kerry and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, as President Obama's Special Representatives, will join their respective Chinese co-chairs, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang, as President Xi's Special Representatives, along with members of the U.S. delegation and their Chinese colleagues for the eighth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).

The Dialogue will focus on the challenges and opportunities that both countries face on a wide range of bilateral, regional, and global areas of immediate and long-term economic and strategic interest.

Secretary Kerry will also join Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong for the seventh annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), to be held concurrently with the S&ED. The CPE promotes and strengthens people-to-people ties between the United States and China in the fields of education, culture, science and technology, sports, women's issues, and health. It provides a high-level annual forum for government and private-sector representatives to discuss cooperation on exchanges in a broad, strategic manner.

S?ecretary Kerry will also travel to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on June 8-9 to meet with senior government officials and to discuss regional issues of mutual interest, including Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Counter-ISIL Coalition efforts.

Source: U.S. State Department.