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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: 05/05/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry, flanked to his left by U.S. Special Representative for Somalia James McAnulty, sits with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke after arriving in Mogadishu, Somalia, on May 6, 2015, for meetings with the President, Prime Minister, Somali regional leaders, and members of Somali civil society. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry travels to Colombo, Nairobi, Djibouti, Mogadishu, Riyadh and Paris, May 1-7, 2015. Travel Page»

Visit to Somalia

Date: 05/05/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement to the U.S. and Somali media in Mogadishu, Somalia, on May 6, 2015, after attending meetings with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, Somali regional leaders, members of Somali civil society, and U.S. Special Representative for Somalia James McAnulty. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (May 5): "More than 20 years ago, the United States was forced to pull back from this country. And now we're returning in collaboration with our international community and with high hopes mixed, obviously, with ongoing concerns." Full Text» Video Message» Trip Page»

Meeting With EU High Representative Mogherini

Date: 04/29/2015 Description:  Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with EU High Representative Frederica Mogherini at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on April 29, 2015.  - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 28): "We are working together on Libya, which is at a critical moment where we believe that diplomacy is really being put to the test. And the EU, with the migrant situation, is particularly seized of this issue." Full Text»

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