WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The European Union is experiencing a rapidly escalating migrant crisis, as hundreds of thousands of people flee the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, seeking refuge in wealthier EU states such as Germany.
"The Secretary has added a stop onto his trip to Europe this weekend," Kirby said. "He will go to Berlin on September 20 to meet with German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. They will discuss a range of bilateral and global issues, including of course refugee and migration issues in Europe."
Earlier in September, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said that as many as a million refugees are likely to come to the country by the end of 2015.