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Today, President Obama hosts Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan for an official visit to the White House. Events include a joint press conference at noon and a State Dinner at 8:40 p.m. Watch live at Whitehouse.gov/Live. More»
In Other News
- Daily Press Briefing: Ukraine
Acting Deputy Spokesperson Rathke (Apr. 27): "The United States has been clear that the Minsk agreements remain the best chance for a lasting and comprehensive solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, and we call again on Russia and the separatists it backs to implement their commitments under the agreements." Full Text»
- U.S.-Colombia Dialogue
Deputy Secretary Blinken (Apr. 27): "This dialogue has helped facilitate Colombia’s remarkable transformation as a legacy of conflict has receded and a new era of prosperity taken root." Full Text» More»
- "Free the Press" Campaign
The State Department launched its fourth annual “Free the Press” campaign as part of the Department’s efforts to honor the fundamental importance of a free and independent media in the days leading up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3. More»
- Global Women's Mentoring Partnership
Secretary Kerry will provide opening remarks at a dinner in honor of the 10th annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership at 6:30 p.m. on April 29, at the State Department. More»
- P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations With Iran
Under Secretary Sherman (Apr. 27): "We believe that the parameters, announced two weeks ago in Lausanne, offer the best chance at preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon." Full Text»
- Earthquake in Nepal
Secretary Kerry (Apr. 25): "I join the people of the United States in expressing our deepest condolences to all of those affected by today's earthquake in Nepal, including the families of those who died in Nepal, India, China, and Bangladesh." Full Text» DipNote» Travel Alert»
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