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  • 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.

Young African Leaders Initiative

Date: 08/22/2016 Location: Nairobi, Kenya Description: Secretary of State John Kerry shares a laugh with a group of 50 Kenyan Young African Leader Initiative Mandela Washington Fellows and graduates of the YALI Regional Leadership Center for East Africa - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 22): "You’ve got to be willing to hear the word “no” probably not just 20 times, maybe a hundred ... but ultimately, you just break through. And that’s why you’re part of YALI, because you have the spirit and determination to go make that happen." Full Text» Trip Page»

The 2016 Olympic Games

Date: 08/05/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry poses for a group photo with members of Team USA as he and his fellow U.S. Presidential Delegation members visit the Brazilian Naval Academy in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on August 5, 2016, to meet U.S. athletes training at the facility.  - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 5): "Sports has always been an incredible way of bridging divides, and the truth is that we’ve had major moments of diplomacy where sports has been the initial vehicle to beginning to do that." Full Text» DipNote» Trip Page»

U.S.-Argentina Friendship

Date: 08/04/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks to the Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Buenos Aires - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 4): "My message to you today is really a very, very simple one. It is that I come here with the same sense of optimism that President Obama brought here, that we believe in the friendship between our countries." Full Text» Trip Page»

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