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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.

Secretary Kerry's Travel

Date: 09/22/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the NYC Climate Week Opening Event in New York City on September 22, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary of State John Kerry began meetings in New York City on Sunday, September 21 in conjunction with the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Travel Page»

U.S. Strategy To Defeat The Islamic State In Iraq and the Levant

Date: 09/17/2014 Description: Secretary Kerry testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Capitol Hill. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 17): "The United States will not go it alone. That has been a fundamental principle on which President Obama has sought to organize this effort. And that is why we are building a coalition, a global coalition." Full Text» More»

Anti-ISIL Coalition

Date: 09/12/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks to the press with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey on September 12, 2014.  - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 12): "So we have a superb team in place to lead our work in the coalition to take on ISIL and to help the innocent people of Iraq and Syria and elsewhere to be able to rebuild their lives. And we will continue to consult closely with our partners...." Full Text» Trip Page»

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