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Kerry in Brussels following attacks

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement on Syria at the State Department in Washington, DC, March 15, 2016. / AFP / Jim Watson

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement on Syria at the State Department in Washington, DC, March 15, 2016. / AFP / Jim Watson

US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Brussels on Friday to offer Washington’s support and issue condolences after attacks claimed by Islamic State left 31 dead and 300 wounded.

His plane arrived at around 0800 GMT, an AFP reporter accompanying Kerry said.

Kerry will meet with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel as well as the country’s King Philippe.

He will also meet European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker, before flying to Washington later in the day.

Kerry will “reiterate the strong support of the United States for Belgian efforts to both investigate these attacks and continue contributing to international efforts to counter violent extremism,” the state department said on Wednesday.



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