Kerry arrives in Paris to show U.S. support for France after attacks

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People walk to the Notre Dame Cathedral ahead of a ceremony to the victims of the friday's terrorist attacks on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

People walk to the Notre Dame Cathedral ahead of a ceremony to the victims of the friday’s terrorist attacks on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

PARIS — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Paris to show American solidarity with France after last week’s deadly terror attacks.

Kerry landed in the French capital on Monday under unusual security precautions that precluded journalists accompanying with him from reporting his planned visit — believed to be the first such restriction for a secretary of state’s travel to a European capital.

State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry will meet and thank U.S. Embassy staffers and hold talks with French officials.

Kirby said Kerry will reiterate America’s commitment to the strong U.S.-France relationship, express condolences to the victims of the attacks and reiterate the shared resolve to counter violent extremism in France and elsewhere.

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