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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.

U.S. Relations With China

Date: 10/01/2014 Description:  Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pose for a photo before addressing reporters at the Department of State. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 1): "We want to show a new model of relations in which we broaden our cooperation on the common interests and constructively manage those differences so that we can be as effective as possible." Full Text»

U.S.-India Partnership

Date: 09/30/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at a luncheon he co-hosted with Vice President Joe Biden in honor of the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Department of State. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 30): "Perhaps for the first time the United States and India don’t just share the same founding ideals, but we share the same economic and political imperatives. "Full Text» Fact Sheets» White House Blog»

U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Date: 09/26/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry participates in the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the margins of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 26, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 26): " The United States remains deeply committed to engaging the Asia Pacific region. I think you’ve heard us talking about our rebalanced Asia and the deep involvement that we have there, working for the trade agreement, working with respect to security issues and global climate change..." Full Text» More»

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