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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.-Republic of Korea Alliance

Date: 10/24/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se address reporters after the 2+2 Ministerial at the Department of State. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 24): "It is safe to say – and everybody reiterated this today – that the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance is stronger than ever."Full Text» More»

U.S.-Germany Relationship

Date: 10/22/2014 Location: Berlin, Germny Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters as he and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier hold a news conference after touring remnants of the Berlin Wall to mark the 25th anniversary of its fall. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 22): "America and Germany have a long history of cooperation for fighting for freedom, for peace and for prosperity. It’s a great pleasure for me to be here today and to renew our commitment to our relations with Germany." Full Text» Trip Page»Countering ISIL»

U.S.-China Cooperation

Date: 10/18/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the U.S. and Chinese media as he welcomes Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi to his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, for a series of bilateral meetings on October 18, 2014.  - State Dept Image
 

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 18): "There are many issues that China and the U.S. are cooperating on, even as we have some differences that we try to manage effectively."Full Text» More» Trip Page»

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