Secretary of State John Kerry accompanied President Barack Obama to Wales to participate in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit on September 4-5. While in Wales, Secretary Kerry met with several foreign counterparts to discuss regional issues, including the United States’ ongoing efforts to support the Iraqi government and the threats posed by ISIL. Following a meeting on ISIL, Secretary Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a joint statement, which you can read here.
With only six days remaining until President Obama and other world leaders gather in Wales, final preparations are in full gear for the NATO Summit. In this two-day event, President Obama and other world leaders will focus on a diverse range of challenges: the Ukraine crisis and the impact of Russia’s actions on transatlantic security; NATO’s evolving mission in Afghanistan; the readiness of Alliance capabilities; and the deepening and broadening of NATO’s partnerships.
|—||Secretary Kerry at NATO, June 25, 2014|
President Obama and Poland’s President Komorowski spoke to members of the US and Polish militaries at Warsaw Okecie Military Airport this morning.
On April 4, 1949, Secretary of State Dean Acheson signed the most successful military-political treaty in the world. This treaty has been protecting citizens and keeping peace around the world ever since. Happy Birthday, NATO!
|—||Secretary Kerry at NATO, April 2, 2014|
Last night, Secretary Kerry toured the Christmas-bedecked Grand Place in
Brussels after NATO Ministerial meetings.