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Diplomacy in Action

  • Date: 02/04/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry displays his first diplomatic passport, while delivering welcome remarks to U.S. Department of State employees in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2013.  - State Dept Image

    Date: 02/04/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry displays his first diplomatic passport, while delivering welcome remarks to U.S. Department of State employees in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2013. - State Dept Image

Secretary of StateJohn F. Kerry

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development. On February 1, 2013, John Kerry was sworn in as the 68th Secretary of State of the United States.

Ukrainian Crisis

Date: 04/24/2014 Description: Secretary Kerry delivers remarks on the situation in Ukraine from the briefing room of the State Department. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 24): "By complying with actions requested by Russia, ... Ukraine is thereby taking tangible, concrete steps to move beyond the division of the last months. That is how a government defines keeping your word. That is leadership that upholds both the spirit and the letter of a Geneva agreement." Full Text»

Export-Import Bank Annual Conference

Date: 04/24/2014 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the Export-Import Bank Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on April 24, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 24): "The Ex-Im Bank has played an absolutely vital role in driving President Obama’s National Export Initiative forward." Full Text»

U.S.-Norway Relationship

Date: 04/24/2014 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende address reporters after their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, on April 24, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 24): "Norway has been particularly helpful in meeting the challenge of refugees – some 2.7 million registered refugees now, and over six million people displaced within the country." Full Text»

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