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Diplomacy in Action

Charting a New Course on Cuba

President Obama (Dec. 17): "Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. ... We will begin to normalize relations between our two countries." Full Text» Fact Sheet» Secretary's Statement»

U.S.-Angola Strategic Dialogue

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 17): "This is a moment of great opportunity for the U.S.-Angola partnership. ... We're making the right choices now, I think, on regional and global security, and the UN, and in our economic partnership." Full Text»

Remarks at Holiday Reception

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 17): "I really am pleased to be able to say hello to the families of our Foreign Service Officers and other U.S. personnel who are on duty overseas during the holiday season. This is your reception." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: EU and Hamas

Spokesperson Psaki (Dec. 17): "We will continue to work closely with the European Union on Hamas-related issues. We believe that the EU should maintain its terrorism sanctions on Hamas." Full Text»

Attack in Yemen

Spokesperson Psaki (Dec. 17): "The United States strongly condemns yesterday's bomb attack in Radaa, Yemen, which killed dozens, including at least 15 girls who were riding in their school bus." Full Text»

Nuclear Disarmament

Special Representative Wood (Dec. 17): "There remains strong support among governments and publics for nuclear disarmament. ... The United States has led the international community in responsibly reducing nuclear arsenals." Full Text»

South Pacific: Weapons Destruction

Dec. 17: U.S. efforts reduce the humanitarian impact of abandoned World War II-era munitions caches across the region by funding survey and clearance operations as well as training missions. More»

Head of USAID To Depart

Administrator Shah (Dec. 17): "It was with mixed emotions that I informed President Obama and Secretary Kerry that I will step down as Administrator in mid-February 2015." Full Text» Secretary's Statement»

Press Availability in London

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 16): "A focus of these conversations has been our deep concern about the situation on the ground in Israel and in the West Bank and the mounting calls from the international community to pursue diplomatic measures to try to address it." Full Text» Trip Page»


Date: 11/26/2014 Description: USAID workers wrap Ebola virus protection equipment to be used by USAID-sponsored Ebola clinics across the country in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 26, 2014. © AP Image
Ebola Response

The United States is working with international partners to help respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»

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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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Cyber Security Awareness

The Department is committed to cybersecurity awareness. Do your part - safeguard your personal information while online. More»

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On Guard

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


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