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Diplomacy in Action

Update on Our Campaign To Degrade and Destroy ISIL

July 6: President Obama provides an update on our mission to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). ISIL was formerly al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq, and has since gained territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. DipNote» More»

A Strategic Opportunity To Advance U.S.-Vietnam Relations

July 6: This week, the U.S. and Vietnam will open a new chapter in our history as General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong travels to Washington, the first visit by Vietnam’s Communist Party General Secretary to the U.S. since our two nations established relations 20 years ago. DipNote»

Date: 07/05/2015 Description: Deputy Secretary Anthony Blinken visits Vietnam. - State Dept Image

Iran Negotiations in Vienna

Secretary Kerry (July 5): "I’ve said from the moment I became involved in this we want a good agreement, only a good agreement, and we’re not going to shave anywhere at the margins in order just to get an agreement." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 07/05/2015 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses an international press corps on July 5, 2015, in Vienna, Austria, during a break in P5+1 negotiations with Iranian leaders about the future of their country's nuclear program.  - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: The United Kingdom

Spokesperson Kirby (July 7): "I also want to add a note here on the ... 10th anniversary of the attacks in London. I want to stress that our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the British people on this anniversary of those two devastating bombings." Full Text»

New U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe

July 7: The new Embassy will be located on a 16.5-acre site in the Bluff Hill Township area, approximately 6.2 miles northwest of the city center. More»

Special Envoy for Great Lakes Region of Africa

Secretary Kerry (July 6): "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Perriello as the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa." Full Text»

Messages From Under Secretary Kennedy

Read Under Secretary Patrick F. Kennedy's messages regarding the recent cyber incidents at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). More»

Travel to Milan

Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, Ambassador David Thorne, will travel to Milan, Italy, July 9-10, to visit the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo and meet with USA Pavilion sponsors and supporters. More»

Designation of UNESCO World Heritage Site

July 6: The UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee inscribes the San Antonio Missions in Texas, a series of four missions making up a U.S. National Historical Park, plus the Alamo, as a UNESCO World Heritage site. More»


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

The USA Pavilion at Milan Expo highlights America’s contributions to food security, sustainability, and innovation. 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: 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: 05/29/2015 Description: A man receives an interim care kit and is now able to better protect himself from Ebola. © USAID Image by Paloma Clohossey
Ebola Response

The United States continues to work with international partners to respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»

Date: 05/29/2015 Description: Part of the American Chef Corps, Guillermo Pernot works with culinary students in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. © State Dept Image by Edwar Javier Ramirez
Promoting Nutrition

The American Chef Corps is a Department initiative that features culinary engagement in public diplomacy. More»


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