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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.

Travel to Alaska

Date: 08/30/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry stands near a GLACIER Conference sign at the Welcoming Reception for the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference, at the Anchorage Museum, in Anchorage, Alaska, on August 30, 2015.  - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry travels to Anchorage, Alaska on August 30-31 to host the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER). Trip Page»

U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Date: 08/05/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry does an "ASEAN handshake" as he poses with his fellow Foreign Ministers from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on August 5, 2015, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, before a U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 5): "The United States remains deeply committed to ASEAN and to our shared vision of a stable, peaceful, and prosperous region that respects the rule of law and safeguards universal human rights." Full Text» Trip Page» Fact Sheet»

U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue

Date: 08/02/2015 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry chats with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the outset of a series of meetings during a Strategic Dialogue between the United States and Egypt in Cairo, Egypt, on August 2, 2015. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 2): "The American people are committed to the security and to the economic well-being of the Egyptian people, guided by the vibrancy of your own civil society, your politics, your free and fair democratic process." Full Text» Joint Statement» Trip Page»

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