Kerry to visit Paris, London and Rome during Europe trip

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Paris, London and Rome during his Oct. 21 to 24 trip to Europe, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the State Department, made the remarks on Thursday during her daily press briefing.

"In Paris, Secretary Kerry will meet with representatives of the Arab League's Arab Peace Initiative Follow-up Committee to - Follow-on Committee to update them on the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations as part of his continued engagement with our Arab League partners on the issue," Psaki said. "He will also meet with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal to discuss bilateral and international issues."

Psaki said Kerry will visit London to attend the London 11 ministerial meeting between international partners and Syrian coalition leadership. The meeting's primary goal will be to progress towards a potential Geneva 2 Syria peace conference.

"In Rome, Secretary Kerry will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss ongoing final status negotiations with the Palestinians, along with Iran, Syria, and other issues of mutual concern," Psaki said. "And of course, in each capital he will meet with senior government officials. We're still finalizing the details of those additional meetings."