OTTAWA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Ottawa Tuesday to express solidarity with Canada in the wake of the attacks last week that killed two Canadian soldiers.
“President Obama and Secretary Kerry were among the first people to reach out to Canada during the horrific events of last week,” Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a statement confirming the visit.
“I am grateful that Secretary Kerry will visit Ottawa and stand by Canadians as we mourn the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and as we move forward in pursuit of our shared values.”
Baird said he and Kerry will also discuss a range of international and bilateral issues.
“Canada and the United States continue to cooperate closely on a range of issues, from combating the threat of ISIL to standing with the Ukrainian people as they seek a future that embraces freedom and democracy,” said Baird.
“We will also discuss ways to strengthen our bilateral relationship, focusing on domestic security, on promoting legitimate trade and travel between our two countries, and on further cooperation on North American energy security,” Baird said.
Details of Kerry’s visit will not be made public until Tuesday morning, Foreign Affairs said.