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 (Oct. 7): "In receiving this unique symbol and memorial of the wall itself, the Berlin Wall, we at the same time pay tribute to an indelible partnership between two great countries." Full Text»
Protecting Our Ocean
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Major Economies Forum
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 29): "Despite all the other challenges that we face -- and there are many -- addressing the global threat posed by climate change has to remain an absolute top priority." Full Text»
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