Kerry has called on the world to stop worrying about what is happening in the Middle East and concentrate on what is occurring in the US, where President Barack Obama is facing the highest unemployment rate in more than a decade.
Key points:The world leaders will gather in Colorado to discuss the economy and the rise of the extreme rightIn the coming days, Mr Kerry will visit the Kansas City areaThe US president is also set to visit Oklahoma and South Carolina and hold meetings with key Democrats in the battleground states.
Key Points:The leaders will meet for the first time since the end of the summer in Colorado, where Kerry will be the first US president to visit the areaThe leaders have met with governors from all 50 states, with Mr Obama in the leadIn a press conference on Thursday, Kerry said the economy was “back on track” after the “disastrous” summer.
“What we’re seeing is the beginnings of a recovery,” Mr Kerry said.
“And the president is here in Colorado.”
We’re in the midst of a process where the world is seeing progress in economic development.
“There’s a lot of progress happening in our country.”
He continued: “But there is no magic bullet that will get us out of this mess.”
It’s not going to be a one-size-fits-all answer.
“If we keep saying that, it’s going to get us nowhere.”
In the end, we are going to have to go back to basics and start talking about how do we get this economy going again, to grow, and how do you do it in a way that will help you and your families.”‘
We’ve got to have an agenda’Mr Kerry will address a group of business leaders, including CEOs from around the country.
He will also meet with state and local leaders to discuss how the economy can be improved.
Mr Kerry also will travel to Oklahoma to hold meetings of the Governors Association and the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce.
The White House said Mr Kerry was expected to make an announcement on the economy in Colorado later on Thursday.”
As the president has said, he is optimistic that we will see economic progress,” spokesman Josh Earnest said.
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