SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 2 August 2021, Monday |

Blinken Travels to Berlin Next Week for Libya Conference

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Berlin, Paris, Rome and the Vatican, as well as the Italian cities of Bari and Matera for a G20 summit, from June 22-29, the State Department said on Friday.

The top US diplomat will attend the Second Berlin Conference on Libya. He will also meet with Libyan and other foreign leaders on the margins of the conference to discuss mutual concerns.

In Paris on June 25, Secretary Blinken will meet with President Emmanuel Macron and Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian “to deepen the strong US-France relationship,” said the department in a statement.

In Rome, he will co-chair a meeting of Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. On the margins of the meeting, Blinken will participate in a Syria Ministerial to discuss the crisis in Syria and underscore the importance of meeting humanitarian needs.

The trip will close out in Bari and Matera with the G20 foreign ministers meeting, said the statement.