Secretary Kerry participates in a joint press availability with Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah in Paris, France on October 21, 2013.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani before meeting with a delegation from the Arab League at the Blair House in Washington, DC on April 29, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/04/208543.htm

Highlights from Secretary Kerry’s first international trip, including Ankara, Cairo, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, and Doha. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]

Secretary Kerry Visits United Arab Emirates and Qatar

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry climbs the stairs after saying his goodbyes at the airport in Doha, Qatar en route to return to Washington, on March 6, 2013, ending his first official visit overseas as secretary. [AP Photo]

About the Author: Richard Buangan serves as Director of Digital Engagement at the U.S. Department of State.

On March 6, 2013, John Kerry departed for Washington, ending his inaugural trip as Secretary of State to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. His travel concluded in Abu Dhabi and Doha, where he met with senior government officials to discuss our continued close coordination on a broad range of issues.

In Doha, Secretary Kerry met with Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. The two leaders discussed the ongoing crisis in Syria, Middle East peace, and Afghanistan. Following their meeting, Secretary Kerry said:

"I want to thank [Prime Minister Hamad] for the excellent partnership… more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with reporters shortly after his plane takes off from Doha, Qatar, en route home after an 11-day trip on March 6, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with reporters shortly after his plane takes off from Doha, Qatar, en route home after an 11-day trip on March 6, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Travel to Europe and the Middle East: February 24-March 6

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From February 24 to March 6, Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. Follow his trip on www.state.gov.

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Travel to Europe and the Middle East

Press Statement
Victoria Nuland
Department Spokesperson
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 19, 2013


From February 24 to March 6, Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. MORE

Public Schedule for March 31, 2012

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON


Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Istanbul, Turkey through April 1. The Secretary is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Feltman, Assistant Secretary Shapiro, Director Sullivan, VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., CJCS, Puneet Talwar, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, NSS. Please click here for more information.

9:20 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Embassy Riyadh staff and their families, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

12:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends the Gulf Cooperation Council-U.S. Strategic Cooperation Forum Ministerial, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)

2:40 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton attends the Gulf Cooperation Council-U.S. Strategic Cooperation Forum Luncheon, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:50 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton holds a joint press availability with GCC Chairman and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Qatari Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in Washington, D.C., on April 12, 2011. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Qatari Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in Washington, D.C., on April 12, 2011. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]