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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.

Supporting Syria

Date: 02/04/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry Announces $925 Million in Additional U.S. Assistance During Syria Donors Conference in London. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Feb. 4): "The United States is announcing our latest contribution, which is over $925 million. That includes more than 600 million in direct humanitarian aid to provide food, shelter, water, medical care, and other vital relief to millions of people inside of Syria and across the region. " Full Text» More»

Global Coalition To Counter ISIL

Date: 02/02/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry Delivers Opening Remarks at Counter-ISIL Coalition Ministerial - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Feb. 2): "So the challenge now, my friends, is pretty straightforward: to push ahead with a strategy that we have learned will work, and to do so relentlessly, giving Daesh no time to regroup, no place to run, no safe havens in which to hide." Full Text» Trip Page»

The Washington Post Grand Opening Event

Date: 01/28/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry Stands With Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian and His Family Before a Ceremony to Dedicate New Washington Post Headquarters - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 28): "So today we dedicate a new headquarters for an institution that has earned a place of extraordinary honor in any history of press freedom. We do so at a moment when the topic of freedom for journalists is particularly fresh in our minds and when the struggle for justice and truth is being waged on every continent of this planet." Full Text» 

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