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.