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Kerry’s Car Meets Accident, US State Secretary Safe, Unhurt

US Secretary of State John Kerry was unhurt on Monday afternoon after his motorcade was involved in road accident while on the way to the airport to fly to Pakistan.

Gujarat Police officials said two cars in Kerry’s motorcade were involved in the accident as he left the Mahatma Mandir convention centre after attending the seventh Vibrant Gujarat summit.

AMMAN, Nov. 14, 2014 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference after a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the upsurge in violence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, in Amman on Nov. 13, 2014. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

AMMAN, Nov. 14, 2014 (Xinhua) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference after a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the upsurge in violence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, in Amman on Nov. 13, 2014. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

“It was a minor accident. The Secretary of State did not get out of his car and the motorcade continued its journey,” a police official said.

There was minor damage to Kerry’s car. Another car which hit Kerry’s car from behind was pulled out of the motorcade due to damage.

Kerry headed for the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport where he boarded his aircraft to fly to Islamabad. Later he took the flight to Islamabad, where he will be on a two-day official visit.

Kerry is expected to raise with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif the issue of prevailing tense situation between India and Pakistan, Geo News reported.

During his strategic talks with the Pakistani leadership, Kerry will raise the issue of tense situation with India besides exchanging views on Pakistan-Afghanistan ties, the report said citing sources.

Kerry is scheduled to hold meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and advisor to him on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz during this visit. (IANS)

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