The Counselor of the Department, Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., is a principal officer who serves the Secretary as a special advisor and consultant on major problems of foreign policy and who provides guidance to the appropriate bureaus with respect to such matters. The Counselor conducts special international negotiations and consultations, and also undertakes special assignments from time to time, as directed by the Secretary.
May 20: Counselor Shannon testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SFRC) on “U.S. Cuban Relations - The Way Forward,” on Capitol Hill. Full Statement»
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