By Julian Pecquet - 06/19/13 05:11 PM EDT
Kerry then travels to Brunei until July 2 to attend several annual regional conferences.
Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Doha, New Delhi, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Amman, Jerusalem, and Bandar Seri Begawan from June 21 to July 2.
On June 22-23 in Doha, the Secretary is scheduled to meet with senior Qatari officials to discuss bilateral and regional issues. The Secretary will also participate in a meeting with the “London 11” foreign ministers to discuss the situation in Syria, including support to the Syrian opposition and efforts to advance a political solution.
From Doha, Secretary Kerry is scheduled to travel to New Delhi, from June 23-25, where he will chair the interagency delegation to the fourth annual U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue.
The Strategic Dialogue, inaugurated in 2009, is a forum for discussing the full range of U.S-India cooperation on bilateral and regional issues, reflecting the strong strategic partnership between our countries. Topics for discussion will include bilateral and regional economic engagement, regional security and defense, science and technology, climate change, and other global issues such as women’s empowerment, non-proliferation and space cooperation.
While in Delhi, Secretary Kerry will also open the second annual U.S.-India Higher Education Dialogue, deliver a policy speech on bilateral and regional issues, and meet with young leaders and innovators at an event highlighting U.S.-India cooperation on clean energy, climate change, science and technology, and poverty alleviation.
In Jeddah on June 25, Secretary Kerry is scheduled to participate in meetings with senior Saudi officials. They will discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues.
In Kuwait City on June 26, Secretary Kerry is scheduled to meet with senior Kuwaiti officials to discuss the range of bilateral and regional issues.
On June 27-29, Secretary Kerry will travel to Amman and Jerusalem to hold meetings with Jordanian, Israeli, and Palestinian Authority officials on advancing Middle East peace.
The final stop on Secretary Kerry’s trip will be Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, where he is scheduled to participate in several annual regional conferences from June 30–July 2. Secretary Kerry will co-chair the ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial, Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial, and the Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting on July 1. On July 2, Secretary Kerry will participate in the 20th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the 3rd East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
While in Brunei, Secretary Kerry is scheduled to participate in other bilateral meetings with Bruneian officials, including with the Sultan of Brunei, on the margins of the ASEAN-related events.