Secretary of State John Kerry to Travel to Egypt and Switzerland

Press Statement
by Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC
March 9, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on March 12 to attend the Egypt Economic Development Conference. While in Sharm el-Sheikh, Secretary Kerry will also meet with President al-Sisi and other senior Egyptian leaders to discuss a range of bilateral and global issues, including Coalition efforts against ISIL, the situation in Libya, and the ongoing crisis in Syria. Other meetings may be added.

The United States is committed to strengthening its long-term strategic and economic partnership with Egypt.  We continue to work with the Egyptian government to help the Egyptian people stabilize and grow the economy, create jobs, educate young people, improve access to health care, and to help realize the aspirations of the Egyptian people for an inclusive, rights- and freedoms-respecting, and peaceful political climate.

The Secretary will then travel to Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 15, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif as part of the ongoing EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations.

Follow Secretary Kerry’s travel via @JohnKerry and @StateDept  on Twitter and go to the Department’s Flickr account for the latest trip photos. Stay connected: http://blogs.state.gov/social-feeds and keep track of all of the Secretary’s travels at:  http://www.state.gov/secretary/travel/index.htm .