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Diplomacy in Action

Charting a New Course on Cuba

President Obama (Dec. 17): "Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. ... We will begin to normalize relations between our two countries." Full Text» Fact Sheet» Secretary's Statement»

International Migrants Day

Spokesperson Psaki (Dec. 18): "The United States works bilaterally and multilaterally with the international community to make migration safer and the control of borders more humane." Full Text» DipNote»

Date: 11/27/2014 Description: A baby looks out the window of a bus carrying refugees who had been trying to migrate to Europe via ship. © AP Image

U.S.-Angola Strategic Dialogue

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 17): "This is a moment of great opportunity for the U.S.-Angola partnership. ... We're making the right choices now, I think, on regional and global security, and the UN, and in our economic partnership." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: EU and Hamas

Spokesperson Psaki (Dec. 17): "We will continue to work closely with the European Union on Hamas-related issues. We believe that the EU should maintain its terrorism sanctions on Hamas." Full Text»

Terrorist Designations

Dec. 18: The State Department has designated the Egyptian Ajnad Misr group, and Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, an al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula senior leader, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order 13224. More»

Remarks at Holiday Reception

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 17): "I really am pleased to be able to say hello to the families of our Foreign Service Officers and other U.S. personnel who are on duty overseas during the holiday season. This is your reception." Full Text»

Nuclear Arms Control

Under Secretary Gottemoeller (Dec. 18): "As we push those nations to accept their own global and ethical responsibilities, the United States will maintain a safe, secure, and effective nuclear arsenal for the defense of our nation and our allies." Full Text»

Release of FRUS Volume

Dec. 18: The State Department has released Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume IX, Arab-Israeli Dispute, August 1978-December 1980. More»

South Pacific: Weapons Destruction

Dec. 17: U.S. efforts reduce the humanitarian impact of abandoned World War II-era munitions caches across the region by funding survey and clearance operations as well as training missions. More»


Date: 11/26/2014 Description: USAID workers wrap Ebola virus protection equipment to be used by USAID-sponsored Ebola clinics across the country in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 26, 2014. © AP 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: 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»

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BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

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Cyber Security Awareness

The Department is committed to cybersecurity awareness. Do your part - safeguard your personal information while online. More»

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Get foreign policy information on your handheld device by scanning in the above QR code or visiting m.state.govOther Government apps»

Date: 09/2014 Description: Josh Glazeroff, the Bureau of Consular Affairs' Office of Fraud Prevention Programs' director, takes a phone call. - State Dept Image
On Guard

The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Fraud Prevention Programs (CA/FPP) works to prevent consular fraud. More»


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