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Diplomacy in Action

Visit of Indian Prime Minister

Secretary Kerry and Vice President Biden co-host a state lunch for Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. Watch it here at approximately 1:00 p.m. EDT. White House Statement»

Bilateral Security Agreement Signed

President Obama (Sept. 30): "Today we mark an historic day in the U.S.-Afghan partnership that will help advance our shared interests and the long-term security of Afghanistan. ... The BSA reflects our continued commitment to support the new Afghan Unity Government." Full Text»

Date: 09/30/2014 Description: U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham, left, and Afghanistan's national security adviser Mohmmad Hanif Atmar, right, shake hands after signing the Bilateral Security Agreement during ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan. © AP Image

U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 26): "The United States remains deeply committed to engaging the Asia Pacific region. I think you’ve heard us talking about our rebalanced Asia and the deep involvement that we have there..." Full Text» More»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: India

Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 29): "The United States and India have a broad and deep relationship, and we look forward to talks with Prime Minister Modi and concrete steps to further our strategic partnership." Full Text»

2016 Diversity Visa Program

The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) will open at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and will close at noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday, November 3, 2014. More»

TechWomen 2014

Sept. 29: As part of this exchange program, companies in the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley will host 78 women from the Middle East and Africa from Sept. 30 to Nov. 5. More»

Countering ISIL

Deputy Secretary Burns (Sept. 29): "ISIL is obviously not the only source of disorder in the Middle East today. But it is one of the most immediate, and most poisonous." Full Text»

Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Sept. 29: The U.S. has pledged nearly $83 million in additional emergency assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. More»

Financial Crime and Sanctions

Deputy Assistant Secretary Harrell (Sept. 29): "This is the primary reason the U.S. government has been using sanctions so frequently -- they're more precise, more tailored, and more effective today than they’ve ever been before." Full Text»


Date: 08/29/2014 Description: Graphic for America's PrepareAthon. - State Dept Image
America's PrepareAthon

Join America's movement to stay safe during disasters. National PrepareAthon Day is Sept. 30. Read more and register»

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State by State Map

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»

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BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

This month, we honor the rich heritage of the Hispanic community and celebrate its countless achievements. More»

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

Date: 09/2014 Description: Josh Glazeroff, the Bureau of Consular Affairs' Office of Fraud Prevention Programs' director, takes a phone call. - State Dept Image
On Guard

The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Fraud Prevention Programs (CA/FPP) works to prevent consular fraud. More»


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