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Diplomacy in Action

Visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

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 More»

Date: 2015 Description: Flags of the United States and Japan. © AP Image

Luncheon in Honor of Prime Minister Abe of Japan

Secretary Kerry co-hosts a lunch for Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, along with Vice President Biden, at the State Department. Watch live at 1:30 p.m. EDT today. More»

Date: 04/28/2015 Description: Live Broadcast: Remarks during luncheon in honor of Prime Minister Abe of Japan, April 28, 2015. - State Dept Image

Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 27): "Countries without nuclear weapons will not obtain them; countries with nuclear weapons will move towards disarmament; and all countries will have access to peaceful nuclear energy." Full Text» Media Note» 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»

Terrorist Designations

Apr. 28: The State Department has designated Meliad Farah, Hassan el-Hajj Hassan, and Hussein Atris as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. More»

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»

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»

2+2 Press Availability With Japan

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 27): "Our dialogue this morning focused on particularly transformative achievement – the completion of the new guidelines for the U.S.-Japan defense cooperation, which is our first such revision since 1997." Full Text» 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»


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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.

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»

Date: 02/11/2015 Description: ECA's 75th Anniversary of Exchanges logo - State Dept Image
International Exchange Programs

Since 1940, the Department has fostered mutual understanding through people-to-people exchange programs. More»


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