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Diplomacy in Action

The U.S. and Kenya

Secretary Kerry (May 4): "It's with the reality of our shared interests in mind that I come to Nairobi today to consult with the president and with the foreign minister about the many concerns that we share about our two countries in advance of President Obama's visit in July." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 05/04/2015 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters during a news conference after meeting with Kenyan government leaders, opposition leaders, representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and Somali refugees in the Dadaab Refugee Camp while visiting Nairobi, Kenya. - State Dept Image

Strengthening the U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership

Secretary Kerry (May 2): "Sri Lanka’s newfound civil peace has to be nurtured; it must be allowed to grow and become stronger until it is, in fact, fully mature." Full Text» Press Avaliablity» Trip Page»

Date: 05/02/2015 Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference after a series of meetings with President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.  - State Dept Image

The USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

May 1: The USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, with the theme of "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet," highlights America’s contributions to food security, sustainability, and innovation. More»

Date: 2015 Description: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015, American Food 2.0   © [USA Pavilion photo]

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Yemen

Acting Deputy Spokesperson Rathke (May 4): "We call upon all sides in the conflict to comply with international humanitarian law and to take all feasible measures to minimize harm to civilians." Full Text»

World Press Freedom Day

May 1: On World Press Freedom Day, the United States pays special honor to the importance of media freedom – a crucial element of freedom of expression – at home and abroad. More» President's Remarks»

Meeting With Syrian Opposition Coalition President

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 30): "The Syrian opposition continues to fight difficult odds. They have agreed to be part of UN talks that will take place over the course of the next weeks and month." Full Text»  

Elections in Togo

May 4: The U.S. congratulates the people of Togo on exercising their democratic rights peacefully during the April 25 presidential elections, and looks forward to continuing to work with President Gnassingbe. More»

Under Secretary Novelli's Travel to California

Under Secretary Novelli travels to San Francisco and Silicon Valley May 4-6 to meet with business leaders to discuss how the President's trade agenda will support economic growth by opening markets to American-made goods and services. More»

Nomination for USAID Administrator

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 30): "Gayle Smith has dedicated her life to advancing international development and promoting human dignity; she is the perfect choice to succeed Raj Shah at the helm of USAID." Full Text»


Date: 05/01/2015 Description: Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2015: Indran Amirthanayagam - State Dept Image
Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have forged a proud legacy that reflects the spirit of our Nation. More»

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

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: 2014 Description: The United States Partners With the HALO Trust and its Team of Experts to Rid Mozambique and Zimbabwe of the Threat of Landmines and Unexploded Ordinance - State Dept Image
Mine Awareness Day

To Walk the Earth in Safety summarizes the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program. More»

Date: 01/31/2015 Location: Monrovia, Liberia Description: The Monrovia Medical Unit treats health workers that contract the virus in the line of duty. Photo by Neil Brandvold, USAID © USAID Image
Ebola Response

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

Date: 2015 Description: Renowned Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hasani strikes a pose reflected in her new work at Embassy Kabul.  © Photo by Joanne Lewa
Gender Equity in Afghanistan

The $216 million Promote effort represents a joint U.S.-Afghan commitment to create opportunities for Afghan women to become future leaders. More»


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