This is John Kerry’s first visit as Secretary of State to Georgia and comes ahead of a NATO summit in Warsaw on July 8.
The USA and China today kicked off their annual strategic dialogue amid deepening divisions over the disputed South China Sea.
Kerry says the US doesn’t take sides on competing claims. He says no country should move unilaterally to militarize the resource-rich region.
Suu Kyi, who has faced criticism internationally for not speaking up for the Rohingya, pledged to work towards a situation where the communities “live peacefully and securely outside the camps”.
Kerry was also scheduled to meet Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, deputy crown prince and foreign minister.
The Syrian government said on Friday it was introducing a temporary “regime of calm”, or lull in fighting, in an area around Damascus and Latakia province.
Kerry had made clear the United States wanted Russia to apply pressure to the Assad government to get it to stop “indiscriminate aerial attacks” in Aleppo, a spokesperson said.
Iran, as well as foreign banks and governments, have been clamoring for clarity, but it was not clear that Kerry’s remarks would provide it.
The two ministers met Kerry on Friday night, hours after the historic signing ceremony by 175 nations of the Paris climate change agreement in the United Nations headquarters.
A bomb blast ripped through a bus and sparked a fire, in Jerusalem on Monday wounding at least 21 people.
“China seems determined to unilaterally assert and act on territorial claims in the South China Sea that several countries in the region dispute,” he said.
During his stay in Hiroshima, Kerry and other G7 foreign ministers are scheduled to visit a park and museum dedicated to the August 6, 1945 destruction of the city by an American atomic bomb.
Authorities were not immediately able to comment on the nature of the blasts nor on whether they had claimed any casualties.
If the US seeks “stability” it should “leave the region and stop supporting terrorists,” Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday called on the Afghan Taliban to restart direct peace talks with Kabul, weeks after the militant group refused to return to the negotiating table.