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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.

Statement on Cuba

Date: 07/01/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry Addresses Reporters in Austria After President Obama Announced Plans to Re-Open U.S. Embassy in Cuba Later This Summer - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (July 1): "The United States and Cuba continue to have sharp differences over democracy, human rights, and related issues, but we also have identified areas for cooperation that include law enforcement, safe transportation, emergency response, environmental protection, telecommunications, and migration." Full Text»

P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

Date: 06/27/2015 Location: Vienna, Austria Description: Secretary of State John Kerry sits across from Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and other advisers on June 27, 2015 as they address reporters before resuming negotiations about the future of Iran's nuclear program. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (June 27): "We have a lot of hard work to do. We have some very tough issues, and I think we all look forward to getting down to the final effort here to see whether or not a deal is possible." Full Text» Trip Page»

U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue / Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

Date: 06/23/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, and U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern participate in a climate meeting with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the U.S. Department of State. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (June 23): "When other nations see China and the United States working together, it tends to galvanize their own efforts. It tends to increase their focus on similar issues."Full Text» Remarks on Climate» More»

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