Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
February 14, 2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This will be his first official trip as Secretary of State.
While in Bonn, Secretary Tillerson will participate in several G-20 sessions as well as bilateral meetings. Secretary Tillerson will also meet with counterparts from the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and United Nations to discuss the situation in Yemen.
The G-20 (Group of Twenty) is a key forum for international economic cooperation that includes large developed and developing economies representing more than eighty percent of global gross domestic product (GDP). The G-20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting is an opportunity for discussions in an informal setting on the role of foreign policy to support a peaceful and prosperous world. Germany holds the G-20 Presidency for 2017.
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