#SecKerry To Hold First #YouthConnect Event on Inaugural Trip to Europe and the Middle East

Posted by Richard Buangan
February 24, 2013
Secretary Kerry Boards U.S. Air Force Boeing 757 En Route London

Earlier today, Secretary of State John Kerry departed on his inaugural overseas trip as Secretary of State. From February 24 to March 6, he will travel to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

The Secretary will begin his trip in London, the United Kingdom, where he will meet with senior British officials to discuss the range of bilateral and global issues on which we are closely coordinating. British Foreign Secretary William Hague already tweeted his delight to be hosting Secretary Kerry's first overseas stop. Tweet us your thoughts and feedback about the trip using the hashtag, #SecKerry. We will be compiling reaction throughout the trip on Storify.

During his visit to Berlin, Secretary Kerry will conduct his first "Youth Connect" event, where he will speak with German young people to exchange views and hear their thoughts about global affairs. The "Youth Connect" series will be the first of many opportunities for Secretary Kerry to connect with the next generation of leaders and innovators around the world. Follow our Twitter handles @StateDept and @USBotschaft (in German) as well as the hashtag #YouthConnect as more information becomes available.

You can also follow the rest of the trip via @StateDept and our embassy's accounts: @USAinUK, @USBotschaft, @USEmbassyFrance, @AmbasciataUSA, @USEmbassyTurkey, @USEmbassyCairo, @USEmbassyRiyadh, @USEmbUAE, and @USEmbassyQatar. For the latest in Arabic, French, and Turkish, follow our foreign language accounts @USAbilAraby, @USAenFrancais, and @ABDTurk.

And stay tuned to DipNote's Travel Diary, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, and YouTube for more behind the scenes coverage with senior members of the delegation and our advance team on the ground.

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Solomon A.
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Eritrea
February 25, 2013

Solomon A. in Eritrea writes:

I wish Secretary Kerry all the best in his new job. As Secretary opf State he now has the opportunity to steer and direct America's Foreign Policy with vision and foresight given the new challenges facing it - world wide.I am particularly keen to see him handle the Eritro Ethiopian standoff immediately. All one needs to see here is what is going on in Nigeria,Mali etc.This will go a long way in stablising regional and global peace.

Solomon A.
Asmara Eritrea

Kamal F.
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Illinois, USA
February 26, 2013

Kamal F. in Illinois writes:

We Appreciate Steps from Sect States Step toward promoting Entrepreneurship in South Asian Region.

beinomugisha g.
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Uganda
February 26, 2013

Beinomugisha G. in Uganda writes:

I wish Secretary Kerry all the best in his new job. As Secretary opf State he now has the opportunity to steer and direct America's Foreign Policy with vision and foresight given the new challenges facing it - world!

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