Secretary of State Kerry's First Trip Abroad Starts With the Brits
February 25, 2013 • 11:30AM

Obama Secretary of State John Kerry left today for his first foreign trip, which will include Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar, over 10 days.

British imperialist Cecil Rhodes, whose will expresses his intention for "the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of the British Empire," would be highly satisfied that Kerry's first stop is Britain. British Ambassador to the U.S. Sir Peter Westmacott told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell today, "We are very pleased that [Kerry] is beginning this first tour in London, and that feels to us kind of right... and there's an awful lot of things for [Kerry and British PM David Cameron] to talk about... [F]ront and center on the agenda are bound to be what are we going to do about Syria; there's certainly going to be discussion of the Middle East peace process. My guess is they'll talk about Iran. I think the Foreign Secretary will probably also want to say how pleased he is that the President has announced that he wants to get on with the negotiations on ... The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership."

Kerry will then proceed to Germany, where on Tuesday he will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Kerry will also discuss issues in Germany with youth in Berlin, where he spent time as the son of a diplomat posted to Berlin. In France, Kerry will discuss France's intervention in Mali. In Italy, Kerry will attend a meeting of Syrian opposition leaders. He will continue to Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and UAE and Qatar. In addition to Syria, he will focus on Iran's nuclear program, the Boston Globe reports.