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 of State John Kerry traveled to Amman, Jordan; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Baghdad, Iraq; Ankara, Turkey; and Cairo, Egypt. Travel Page»
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 5): "We're convinced that in the days ahead we have the ability to destroy ISIL. It may take a year, it may take two years, it may take three years. But we’re determined it has to happen." Full Text»Joint Statement»Trip Page»
Support for Ukraine
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 4): "President Obama is very committed to moving on the next tranche of sanctions, with hopes always that a ceasefire and a real process of disengagement with Russian troops leaving Ukraine and the border being closed ... can follow." Full Text»Trip Page»More»
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