John Kerry to visit the UK this month

John Kerry flanked by Vice-President Joe Biden at his ceremonial swearing-in two weeks ago

The new US Secretary of State John Kerry is to visit London on 24th February.

The White House says he will meet senior British officials "to discuss the range of bilateral and global issues on which we are closely co-ordinating."

Mr Kerry will then visit Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.