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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.

U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Date: 09/26/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry participates in the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the margins of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 26, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 26): " The United States remains deeply committed to engaging the Asia Pacific region. I think you’ve heard us talking about our rebalanced Asia and the deep involvement that we have there, working for the trade agreement, working with respect to security issues and global climate change..." Full Text» More»

Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Date: 09/24/2014 Description: Flanked by Dutch Agriculture Minister Sharon Dijksma and the Secretary's Special Representative for Global Food Security, Dr. Nancy Stetson, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at a reception for the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture in New York City on September 24, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 24): "When climate change and food security present these new challenges that they do, we need new partnerships and new solutions in order to tackle them." Full Text» DipNote» More»

Global Counterterrorism Forum

Date: 09/23/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry Kerry co-chairs the Global Counterterrorism Forum in New York City on September 23, 2014. The Secretary is participating in events in conjunction with the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 23): "The evil that ISIL represents is not something that Iraq or even the region can or should take on alone.  We face a common threat, and our response has to be all hands on deck." Full Text» Fact Sheet» Trip Page»

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