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Diplomacy in Action

Address to the People of Vietnam

President Obama (May 24): "America’s new partnership with Vietnam is rooted in some basic truths. Vietnam is an independent, sovereign nation, and no other nation can impose its will on you or decide your destiny." Full Text» DipNote»

Date: 05/24/2016 Description: U.S. President Barack Obama addresses his speech to the Vietnamese people at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam Tuesday, May 24, 2016. © AP Image

U.S.-Vietnam Peace Corps Agreement

Secretary Kerry (May 24): "Having the Peace Corps ... having young Americans come here – not always young – to be able to teach English in Hanoi and in Ho Chi Minh City is the next step forward in building the relationship between the United States and Vietnam." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 05/24/2016 Description: U.S. and Vietnam Announce Historic Partnership To Establish a Peace Corps Program in Vietnam - State Dept Image

Supporting Burma's Democratic Transition

Secretary Kerry (May 22): "The recent seating of Myanmar’s first democratically-elected, civilian-led government since 1962 was an historic event for this country ... it was really a historic cause for democracy worldwide." Full Text» DipNote»Trip Page»

Date: 05/22/2016 Location: Naypyitaw,Burma Description: Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi addresses reporters during a news conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that followed their bilateral meeting on May 22, 2016, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Burma

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (May 24): "The new government in Burma has stated its commitment to improving respect for freedom of expression. We remain committed to supporting it to make further progress on this, as well as other human rights issues." Full Text»

Travel to Tunisia and Egypt

Special Representative Haider will visit Tunisia and Egypt from May 26 to June 1 to promote the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (June 22-24) in Silicon Valley, CA. More»

U.S.-India Relations

Assistant Secretary Biswal (May 24): "Over the past eight years, we have seen a tremendous amount of progress across every major dimension of our relationship, including our strategic, economic, defense and security, and energy and environment ties." Full Text»

Overseas Schools Advisory Council Meeting

The Overseas Schools Advisory Council of the Department of State will hold its Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, June 16, at 9:30 a.m. in conference room 1482, Marshall Center, at the State Department. More»

Dialogue Amongst Burundian Stakeholders

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (May 24): "The United States is encouraged by the recent consultations held in Arusha, Tanzania, and the progress towards a comprehensive dialogue amongst stakeholders to peacefully resolve the crisis in Burundi." Full Text»

World Humanitarian Summit

May 24: The World Humanitarian Summit is a high-level event convened to reinvigorate international commitments to humanitarian principles and strengthen the international community’s response to crises caused by conflicts and natural disasters. Fact Sheet» More»


Date: 05/09/2016 Description: Join the Fight To End Malaria © USAID Image
Join the Fight To End Malaria

USAID has teamed up with Malaria No More, Nothing But Nets, and basketball MVP Stephen Curry to launch a challenge to help end Malaria. More» Take Action»

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Emerging Young Leaders

Visit to learn more about our exciting new award for young leaders, and this year’s inspiring group of awardees. 

Date: 04/04/2016 Description: Capitol building of Palau - State Dept Image
Building Partnerships

The Freely Associated States – Palau, the Marshall Islands, and Micronesia – are important partners to the U.S. More»

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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: 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»


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