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President Obama (Aug. 28): "Countries in the region ... increasingly recognize the primacy of the threat that ISIL poses to all of them. And I've asked Secretary Kerry to travel to the region to continue to build the coalition that's needed to meet this threat." Full Text»
In Other News
- Daily Press Briefing: Azerbaijan
Spokesperson Psaki (Aug. 28): "We are deeply concerned by recent restrictions on peaceful civil society activities in Azerbaijan. ... We urge Azerbaijan to respect the universal rights of its citizens." Full Text»
- Travel to Turkey and Germany
Under Secretary Novelli's Sept. 1-5 trip will include participation in the 2014 Internet Governance Forum, and meetings and discussions on economic and business issues. More» DipNote»
- Consular Services Fee Changes
Effective Sept. 12, the fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing. More»
- Travel to Wales, U.K.
On Sept. 4–5, Secretary Kerry will accompany President Obama during his visit to Wales to participate in the Summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. More» DipNote»
- Exploring the Power of Music
Aug. 28: Five U.S. graduate students and recent graduates have been selected to participate in the 2014-15 Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship to explore and foster cross-cultural communication. More»
- West Africa Ebola Response
Aug. 27: USAID is providing an additional $5 million to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, bringing its commitment to nearly $19.6 million since the outbreak was first reported in March 2014. More» Fact Sheet»
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