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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.

Ukrainian Crisis

Date: 04/17/2014 Description: Secretary Kerry speaks at a news conference following a meeting about Ukraine in Geneva, Switzerland. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 17): "We worked hard, and in good faith, ... to find a way forward for the people of Ukraine that helps them in achieving their aspiration to live in a stable, peaceful, and unified democracy." Full Text» Trip Page»

FIFA World Cup

Date: 04/14/2014 Description: Vice President Biden and Secretary Kerry unveil the FIFA World Cup Trophy. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 14): "This trophy ... represents the shared hopes and dreams of billions of people around the world. And I can’t think of anything that unifies people as much ... [as] the common spirit of sportsmanship."  Full Text»

U.S.-Israel Relationship

Date: 04/09/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman address reporters before their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State on April 9, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 9): "Our relationship with Israel, as everybody knows, is an historic and deep one. We remain totally committed to the security of Israel." Full Text»

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