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Secretary Kerry (May 2): "We are engaged in an effort with all of the members of the International Syria Support Group and with Russia particularly ... to restore that cessation of hostilities." Full Text» Trip Page»
In Other News
- Daily Press Briefing: Iraq
Spokesperson Kirby (May 2): "We continue to strongly support Iraq and the Iraqi people in their fight against Daesh." Full Text»
- World Press Freedom Day
Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to Seattle, Washington on May 3-4 to participate in an event marking World Press Freedom Day. More»
- Charges in Ethiopia
Apr. 29: The U.S. again urges the government to discontinue its reliance on the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation law to prosecute journalists, political party members, and activists, as this practice silences independent voices. More»
- Resumption of Burundian Dialogue
Spokesperson Kirby (May 2): "While the U.S. strongly supports the regionally mediated Burundi dialogue … we are disappointed the scheduled dialogue did not resume today." Full Text»
- Washington Conference on the Americas
On May 3, the State Department and the Council of the Americas will co-host the 46th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas. More»
- Western Sahara
Ambassador Power (Apr. 29): "We consider Morocco's autonomy plan serious, realistic, and credible. ... Our goal has been and remains securing a return to the full functionality of the MINURSO mission." Full Text»
- Valuing Public Service
Public Service Recognition Week (May 1-7) honors the men and women who serve our nation as government employees. More»