As Kerry arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, the state-run China Daily ran an article headlined: “Experts have low hopes for Kerry’s China trip.”
Differences over which Syrian opposition groups should be labeled terrorists and barred from the negotiations have threatened to delay the talks, the first step in a proposed 18-month political transition for Syria, mired in civil war.
John Kerry praised Russia’s role in seeking to create a political transition process for Syria with other nations, including the U.S.
“We have discussed all issues and whatever the differing views on different positions and we are working toward… because we want Paris to succeed,” said Prakash Javadekar.
“Gender-based violence is a problem in every country around the globe, including the United States. One in three women around the world will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime,” Kerry said.
“The Zionist dream embraces the concept of Israel as a Jewish democracy, a beacon of light to all nations,” Kerry told the event on Wednesday.
Now the Islamic State jihadist group is recruiting fighters from the region – including a US-trained special police chief – raising the spectre of extremist violence.
The State Department says Kerry and the king also discussed the situations in Yemen and Libya.
Based on Pakistan’s performance over the past 20 years and its current and anticipated weapons deployments, it the world’s fifth largest nuclear weapon state by 2025.
US military aid to Pakistan reached a high of $ 4,504 million in FY 2010.
Kerry commended Sharif’s pledge to not distinguish between terrorist groups and ‘urged additional action against the Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.’
Sushma Swaraj also listed six key points as takeaways from the dialogue with the most important one being stepping up cooperation in fighting terrorism.
John Kerry, who has made several trips to India, said on his many visits over the years that he never cease to be amazed by India’s rich national identity.
Kerry said the Hiroshima anniversary is a “very, very powerful reminder” of the impact of war.
Speaking Wednesday at a Southeast Asian regional security forum, Kerry said the U.S. wants to preserve stability in the South China Sea and ensure the security of shipping lanes and fishing grounds there.