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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.

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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»

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty UN Ministerial

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 26): "But the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban treaty has thus far eluded for various reasons. It remains a critical part of our effort to strip the world of these weapons. Some people don’t think that’s possible."  Full Text»

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»

Inauguration in Afghanistan

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 29): "As Afghanistan enters this new chapter in its history, the United States looks forward to deepening its enduring partnership with a sovereign, unified and democratic Afghanistan." 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»

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»

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»

Ongoing Aggression Against the Government of Yemen

Department Spokesman Psaki (Sept. 27): "The United States condemns ongoing hostile and aggressive actions against the Yemeni government and political targets and calls for all parties to implement all aspects of the Peace and National Partnership agreement..." Full Text»


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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»

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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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