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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.

Renewing U.S. Leadership Through Economic Strength

Date: 04/23/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry delivers remarks on "Trade and National Security: Renewing U.S. Leadership Through Economic Strength" at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2015 - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 23): "My own convictions are twofold. First, in the modern world, we simply cannot expect our economies to grow and generate new jobs if all we do is buy and sell to ourselves – ain’t gonna work. Trade is a job creator, period." Full Text»

Integration and Innovation: The Americas Agenda

Date: 04/21/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the 45th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas, at the U.S. Department of State - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 21): "The vast majority of people from this hemisphere care much less about what was than about what is and what can be in the future." Full Text»

G-7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Date: 04/15/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry Poses With Fellow G7 Foreign Ministers in Lubeck, Germany - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 15): "We’re very, very privileged to be here with the G7, which has a critical voice right now on the major challenges that we face – ISIS, Yemen, the Middle East, Syria, Ukraine, Libya." Full Text» Trip Page»

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