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Press Releases: April 2013



-04/30/13  2013 Community Of Democracies Ministerial, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia April 27-29, 2013; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/30/13  Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Visits China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/30/13  Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Speaks at Tri-Agency Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/30/13  J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Convenes in Chicago, Illinois; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/30/13  Remarks With Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/30/13  Renewal of the Charter for the Advisory Committee on the Secretary of State's Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/30/13  State Department Announces Resolution of Raytheon Company Arms Export Control Enforcement Case; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/30/13  U.S. Department of State Launches Central America Journalism Security Hub; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/30/13  U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby To Visit India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/30/13  U.S.-Japan Joint High-Level Committee Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/29/13  Armenian Training in Partnership with Wisconsin Department of Corrections; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/29/13  Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia Meets in New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/29/13  Foreign Affairs Day; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/29/13  International Jazz Day 2013; Washington, DC
-04/29/13  The First SICA - North America Security Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/29/13  U.S. Department of State Hosts Unreasonable@State: A Social Impact and Global Entrepreneurship Event; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/26/13  Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor To Travel to the Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Democracies; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/26/13  Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller and Polish Deputy Foreign Minister begin Final Preparations for 10th Anniversary of the Proliferation Security Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/26/13  On the Occasion of the Republic of Sierra Leone's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/26/13  On the Occasion of the Republic of Togo's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/26/13  Readout of Under Secretary Sherman's Meeting with Ahmed Silanyo, President of Somaliland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/26/13  South Africa's Freedom Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/25/13  Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer Travel to Geneva; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/25/13  Remarks With Nigerian Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ayodeji Ashiru Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/25/13  Under Secretary Sonenshine Travel to Ethiopia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/24/13  Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Travels to Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/24/13  Remarks After a Trilateral Meeting With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Truman Hall; Tervuren, Belgium
-04/24/13  Remarks With Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Pakistani General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, and Pakistani Foreign Secretary Jalil Jilani Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Truman Hall; Tervuren, Belgium
-04/24/13  Remarks With Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Egmont Palace; Brussels, Belgium
-04/24/13  U.S.-Chile Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation; Washington, DC
-04/24/13  United States-Republic of Korea Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Extension; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/23/13  Ambassador at Large Stephen J. Rapp Travels to Guatemala; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/23/13  Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/23/13  Press Availability After NATO Ministerial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; NATO Headquarters; Brussels, Belgium
-04/23/13  U.S. and Lithuania Sign Agreement for Cooperation on Countering Nuclear Smuggling; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/22/13  Background Briefing on the NATO Ministerial; The Hotel; Brussels, Belgium
-04/22/13  Earth Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/22/13  Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Lieber Code; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/22/13  International Exchanges: Empowering Environmental Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/22/13  Meeting With Staff and Families of Tri-Mission Brussels;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ambassador Gutman's Residence; Brussels, Belgium
-04/22/13  Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XIII, China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/22/13  Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies Tillemann Travels to Silicon Valley, Mongolia, and Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/22/13  Wildlife and Conservation Experts From Africa To Explore Anti-Poaching & Anti-Trafficking Efforts in the U.S.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/21/13  Background Briefing on Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; The Conrad Hotel; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/21/13  Press Availability in Istanbul, Turkey;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Conrad Hotel; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/21/13  Remarks Following a Meeting With His All Holiness, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ecumenical Patriarchate; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/21/13  Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Syrian Opposition Coalition President Moaz al-Khatib;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Adile Sultan Palace; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/20/13  Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Pearce Travel to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Belgium, Kazakhstan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/20/13  Earthquake in Sichuan Province;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/20/13  On the Re-election of President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/20/13  Secretary Kerry Announces Doubling of U.S. Non-lethal Assistance to the Syrian Opposition and New Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Agreement Between Kosovo and Serbia in the EU-facilitated Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Assistant Secretary Blake To Travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Assistant Secretary Countryman Travels to Slovakia, Switzerland, and Croatia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Background Briefing en Route to Istanbul, Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; en Route to Istanbul, Turkey
-04/19/13  CANCELLED: Assistant Secretary Brownfield and New York Police Commissioner Kelly Travel to Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Fourth P5 Conference: On the Way to the 2015 NPT Review Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  On the Release of the Human Rights Report;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Remarks With Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Remarks on the Release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman to Travel to India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to the Philippines and Hong Kong; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Under Secretary Kennedy Kicks Off Annual 6K Walk for Water; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  United States and Colombia Sign Environmental Cooperation Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/18/13  Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Travels to Detroit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/18/13  Condolence Statement for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/18/13  Eighth Annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership Kicks Off April 24 with Conversation with U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/18/13  FY 2014 Budget Request for Foreign Operations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations; Washington, DC
-04/18/13  FY 2014 International Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-04/18/13  On the Occasion of the Republic of Zimbabwe's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/18/13  Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Europe;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/17/13  30th Anniversary of the Embassy Beirut Bombing;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/17/13  FY 2014 Foreign Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-04/17/13  FY 2014 Foreign Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
-04/17/13  Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/17/13  Under Secretary Robert D. Hormats to Attend the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/17/13  United States and Colombia Sign Environmental Cooperation Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/16/13  Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Switzerland and Romania; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/16/13  Earthquake Near Iran-Pakistan Border;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/16/13  Export Control Reform: First Final Rules Mark Major Milestone; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/16/13  South Sudan Economic Partners Forum Communique; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/16/13  Special Representative for Global Food Security Jonathan Shrier (Acting) participates in Hunger, Nutrition and Climate Justice Conference in Dublin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/15/13  Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez Travels to Costa Rica; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/15/13  Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Tokyo;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Tokyo; Tokyo, Japan
-04/15/13  Remarks on a 21st Century Pacific Partnership;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Tokyo Institute of Technology; Tokyo, Japan
-04/15/13  Secretary Kerry To Participate in a Google+ Hangout on U.S. Investment in Foreign Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/15/13  Travel of Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/15/13  United States To Host South Sudan Economic Partners Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/14/13  Joint Press Availability With Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Iikura Guest House; Tokyo, Japan
-04/14/13  Meeting With Tomodachi Youth;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Tokyo, Japan
-04/14/13  Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Iikura Guest House; Tokyo, Japan
-04/14/13  U.S.-Japan Fact Sheet on Climate Change Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/13/13  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns' Travel to Japan, China, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, and Mongolia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/13/13  Joint Statement Adopted at the United States-Republic of Korea Foreign Ministers' Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/13/13  Joint U.S.-China Statement on Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/13/13  Meeting With Staff and Families of Embassy Beijing;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
-04/13/13  Remarks With Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Top of Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
-04/13/13  Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the Top of Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
-04/13/13  Remarks at Energy Cooperation Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai Hotel; Beijing, China
-04/13/13  Remarks to Staff and Families of Embassy Seoul;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Grand Hyatt Hotel; Seoul, South Korea
-04/13/13  Solo Press Availability in Beijing, China;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai Hotel; Beijing, China
-04/13/13  U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue to be Held Week of July 8-12, 2013, in Washington, DC (updated); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/12/13  Arrest of 14-year-old American Citizen in the West Bank; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/12/13  Background Brieing on the Administration's Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-04/12/13  Delisting Companies Sanctioned under the Iran Sanctions Act; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/12/13  Issuance of Presidential Permit for New International Trade Crossing; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/12/13  Lao New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/12/13  Professional Fellows Program Helping to Create Collaborative Solutions; Washington, DC
-04/12/13  Readout of Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Beth Jones' Meeting with Iraqi Kurdistan Region Delegation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/12/13  Release of Magnitsky List; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/12/13  Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Foreign Ministry; Seoul, South Korea
-04/12/13  Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Seoul, South Korea
-04/12/13  Songkran Festival - Thai New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/12/13  Thingyan Celebrations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake Jr. Travel to Boston; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  Background Briefing En Route Seoul, Korea; Seoul, South Korea
-04/11/13  Bengali New Year - Pahela Boishakh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  Five U.S. Assistant Secretaries Meet with Visiting Mexican Economic Delegation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  Khmer New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  Nepali New Year (Bikram Sambat);  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  President Hadi's Decrees on the Reorganization of Yemen's Military Structure; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister John Russell Baird;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Lancaster House; London, United Kingdom
-04/11/13  Sinhala and Tamil New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  Successful Conclusion of U.S.-China Law of the Sea/Polar Issues Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  The Secretary of State's Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis Travel to China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  United States Announces $10 Million in Support for G-8 Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/10/13  Background Briefing on the President's FY2014 Budget Proposal; Washington, DC
-04/10/13  Commemorating a Decade of U.S.-Iraqi Collaboration in Renewing the Iraq Museum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/10/13  Department of State Partners with International Development Law Organization to Advance Justice Sector Reform; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/10/13  Highlights of the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development Budget; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/09/13  Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem
-04/09/13  Solo Press Availability in Tel Aviv, Israel;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Gurion International Airport; Tel Aviv, Israel
-04/09/13  U.S.-Bangladesh Dialogue on Security Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/08/13  Architectural Engineers in Interagency Exchange Work to Preserve Afghan Cultural Heritage; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/08/13  Death of Margaret Thatcher;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/08/13  Meeting with Staff and Families of Consulate General Jerusalem;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Consulate General; Jerusalem
-04/08/13  Remarks With Israeli President Shimon Peres Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; President's Residence; Jerusalem
-04/08/13  Under Secretary Tara Sonenshine to Travel to Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/07/13  Commemoration of 19th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/07/13  Meeting With Staff and Families of Consulate General Istanbul;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Consulate General Istanbul; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/07/13  Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ciragan Palace; Istanbul, Turkey
-04/07/13  Under Secretary Wendy Sherman To Travel to London for G8 Meetings; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/06/13  Deadly Attack in Zabul Province, Afghanistan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/06/13  Statement Commemorating International Roma Day, April 8, 2013;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/05/13  Assistant Secretary Hammer To Travel to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/05/13  Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Open Registration for April 19, 2013 Industry Advisory Group meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/05/13  Reports of Saudi Paralysis Sentence (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/05/13  United States To Host South Sudan Economic Partners Forum April 16; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/04/13  Department of State and USAID Host "A Healthy Start for Children: Scaling Up Nutrition in Guatemala"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/04/13  Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Istanbul, Jerusalem, Ramallah, London, Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/04/13  Special Envoy Hussain's Visit to Manama; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/03/13  Ambassador at Large Stephen J. Rapp To Participate in Discussion on the Ability of Hague Tribunals to Protect Human Rights; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/03/13  Announcement of Additional Individuals Designated Under the War Crimes Rewards Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/03/13  Background Briefing on Upcoming P5+1 Talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan; Via Teleconference
-04/03/13  Expansion of the War Crimes Rewards Program;  Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen J. Rapp; Washington, DC
-04/03/13  On the Occasion of the Republic of Senegal's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/03/13  Remarks With Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Blair House; Washington, DC
-04/03/13  Secretary Kerry on Bringing War Criminals to Justice Through Expansion of the War Crimes Rewards Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/03/13  U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC) to Hold Fourth Working Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/03/13  War Crimes Rewards Program (WCRP) Expansion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/02/13  Assistant Secretary Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones Travels to Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/02/13  Haitian National Police To Train at Miami-Dade Police Department; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/02/13  Historic Arms Trade Treaty;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/02/13  Remarks With Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Yun Byung-se After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-04/02/13  Remarks With Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/02/13  Under Secretary Robert D. Hormats Travel to Canada, China, and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/01/13  Death of Adopted Child; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/01/13  Under Secretary Sonenshine to Deliver Remarks at the Brookings Institution; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

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