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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.

Meeting With EU High Representative Mogherini

Date: 04/29/2015 Description:  Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with EU High Representative Frederica Mogherini at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on April 29, 2015.  - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 28): "We are working together on Libya, which is at a critical moment where we believe that diplomacy is really being put to the test. And the EU, with the migrant situation, is particularly seized of this issue." Full Text»

2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review

Date: 04/28/2015 Description: 2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 28): "But ultimately, the QDDR comes down to brainpower and to our ability to be able to think through sort of where we are today versus where we want to get to and where the world is going." Full Text» Briefing» Report» DipNote»

Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference

Date: 04/27/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry speaks from the podium in the United Nations General Assembly as he addresses the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, New York, on April 27, 2015 - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 27): "Countries without nuclear weapons will not obtain them; countries with nuclear weapons will move towards disarmament; and all countries will have access to peaceful nuclear energy." Full Text» Media Note» More»

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