US Senator Kerry to visit Middle East, South Asia
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Senator John Kerry will travel next week to Iraq and Afghanistan as part of a 12-day trip to assess progress on the US war on terror, his office announced.
Kerry is traveling to the Middle East "to focus on the steps that must be taken in Iraq and hear from experts in the region about the war in Iraq, the war on terror and the Middle East peace process," his office said.
Kerry's itinerary also includes Pakistan, Jordan, Kuwait,
Israel and India. In addition to military and security issues, he will focus on global health crises and US competitiveness in the global economy.