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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Remarks to the American Legion

President Obama (Aug. 26): "The United States is better positioned to lead in the 21st century than any nation on Earth. ... Sustaining our leadership, keeping America strong and secure, means we have to use our power wisely." Full Text»

Date: 08/26/2014 Description: President Barack Obama speaks during the American Legion national convention in Charlotte, NC. © AP Image

U.S.-Korea Cyber Policy Consultations

Joint Statement (Aug. 26): "Both sides reaffirmed their shared objective of an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable cyberspace, including continued support for the multistakeholder model of Internet governance." Full Text»

Date: 07/16/2014 Description: A man uses his mobile phone as he sits on a bench of a public garden in Milan, Italy. © AP Image

Department of State by State Map

This interactive map shows how the work of the Department benefits each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget. View the map»
• State Department generates $150 billion in trade
• Education exchanges bring U.S. economy $22.7 billion

Date: 03/28/2014 Description: Department of State by State Map - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: ISIL

Spokesperson Psaki (Aug. 26): "We're working with countries in the region to build not just capacity, but ... a coalition of countries who are engaged actively in taking on the threat of ISIL." Full Text»

Statement on Gaza

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 26): "We strongly support today's cease-fire agreement. ... We hope very much that this cease-fire will prove to be durable and sustainable." Full Text»

New C.A.R. Government

Spokesperson Psaki (Aug. 26): "The democratic transition process must respect the rights of all, take concrete steps to give Central Africans access to justice and accountability, and culminate in free and fair elections." Full Text»

U.S.-Australia Agreement

Aug. 26: Increased sharing of visa and immigration information will increase safety and security, as both countries work to identify terrorists, violent criminals, and others who pose a risk before they reach our borders. More»

Travel to Asia

Assistant Secretary Rivkin travels to Burma, Singapore, Hong Kong, and mainland China from Aug. 27 to Sept. 6 for meetings and discussions on economic and business issues. More»

Joint Statement on Libya

Aug. 25: The governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn the escalation of fighting and violence in and around Tripoli, Benghazi, and across Libya. More»


Date: 08/14/2014 Description: Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition - State Dept Image
Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition

The Department used innovative methods to document Afghanistan’s historic Ghazni Towers. View the Virtual Exhibition»

Date: 02/09/2011 Description: QR Code for - State Dept Image for Mobile

Get foreign policy information on your handheld device by scanning in the above QR code or visiting m.state.govOther Government apps»

Date: 02/21/2013 Description: BusinessUSA Logo © GSA Image
BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

Date: 08/01/2014 Description: Department of State employees discuss the State by State map. - State Dept Image
State by State Map

Employees share how the State by State Map details the work of the Department in each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget. More»

Date: 06/01/2014 Location: Papua New Guinea Description: Embassy Port Moresby Deputy Chief of Mission Melanie Higgins, left, poses with Political Assistant Melissa Kembol and the Papua New Guinea prime minister's wife, Linda Babao, after the PNG Women's Forum opening. © State Magazine
Uniting Women

A team of four officers and five local staff at the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby created the Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum. More»

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