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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.

Secretary's Travel

Date: 01/22/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry, joined by Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL John Allen, Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, and Deputy Chief of Staff Jon Finer, sit down with a bilateral meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi amat Lancaster House in London. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry is traveling to London, U.K. and Davos, Switzerland, January 22-24. Trip Page»

Meeting With EU High Representative Mogherini

Date: 01/21/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini address reporters during a joint news conference after their working lunch at the U.S. Department of State. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 21): "This year will be an important one for international action on climate change. I’m very pleased that the EU and the United States are increasingly aligned in pushing for meaningful commitments by states in advance of the December summit in Paris." Full Text»

Standing Together With France

Date: 01/16/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry, flanked by Mayor Anne Hidalgo, addresses an audience at City Hall in Paris, France, on January 16, 2015, as he pays tribute to the victims of last week's shooting spree in the city. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 16): "What the extremists and the thugs and the terrorists do not understand and what they cannot understand is that brave and decent people will never give in to intimidation and terror – not now, not ever." Full Text» Trip Page»

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