Secretary Kerry Travels to Abuja, Geneva, Madrid, and Paris

Secretary Kerry Travels to Abuja, Geneva, Madrid, and Paris

Press Statement
Marie Harf
Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 27, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Abuja, Nigeria, on May 29 to lead the official U.S. delegation on behalf of President Obama for the inauguration of Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari.

The Secretary will travel later that day to Geneva, Switzerland, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on May 30 as part of the ongoing EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations.

Secretary Kerry will then visit Madrid, Spain, from May 31 to June 1. He will meet with King Felipe VI, President Rajoy, and Foreign Minister Garcia-Margallo to discuss a range of bilateral and global issues.

Secretary Kerry will then travel to Paris, France, on June 2 to lead the U.S. delegation to the Counter-ISIL Coalition Small Group Ministerial. Coalition partners will review progress on the full range of our shared efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL, while affirming our support for Prime Minister Abadi and the Iraqi campaign against ISIL. While in Paris, the Secretary will also meet with French Foreign Minister Fabius and other counterparts to discuss regional and global issues.

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 at 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.

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