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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.

The World Wants What America Makes

Date: 05/19/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech focused on U.S. and Pacific regional trade policy at the Boeing Co.'s 737 Airplane Factory in Renton, Washington, on May 19, 2015. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (May 19): "We can’t just expect our economies to grow if all we do is buy and sell to ourselves. .... Trade supports jobs and it builds prosperity – period." Full Text» Full Video» Trip Page»

An Open and Secure Internet: We Must Have Both

Date: 05/18/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech about Internet freedom and cybersecurity on May 18, 2015, before an audience at Korea University in Seoul, Republica of Korea. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (May 18): "It matters to all of us how the technology is used and how it's governed. That is precisely why the U.S. considers the promotion of an open and secure internet to be a key component of our foreign policy." Full Text» Trip Page»

U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance

Date: 05/18/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters during a news conference after a bilateral meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on May 18, 2015, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul, South Korea. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (May 18): "The U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance first grew out of the shared desire to address security concerns in the region. And … our security alliance and overall relationship is absolutely stronger than ever." Full Text» Trip Page»

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