Fri. Jan 27th, 2023

On Tuesday 9 March, Mr John Kerry will be in Brussels to discuss the preparation of the COP26 UN climate conference with his EU interlocutors.

Mr Kerry will be welcomed at the Berlaymont VIP Corner by his counterpart, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, at around 14:30 and both will deliver short statements which will be available on EbS.

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has invited Mr Kerry to join the weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners at 14:45 for a discussion on transatlantic climate action. Following the College meeting President von der Leyen, Executive Vice-President Timmermans and Mr Kerry will meet trilaterally.

Mr Kerry and his delegation will then hold meetings with Mr Timmermans and his team to discuss in detail their cooperation in preparation for COP26. Mr Timmermans and Mr Kerry will have a bilateral working dinner later that evening. Mr Kerry will also meet with High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell during his visit.

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