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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.-Israel Relationship

Date: 04/09/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman address reporters before their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State on April 9, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 9): "Our relationship with Israel, as everybody knows, is an historic and deep one. We remain totally committed to the security of Israel." Full Text»

Combat Trafficking in Persons

Date: 04/08/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry chairs the annual meeting of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 8, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 8): "the State Department is planning to work with the Conference of Catholic Bishops in order to map and coordinate the church’s efforts on a global basis to be able to combat this crime. So I think that was a good thing that came out of that meeting."  Full Text»

U.S.-EU Energy Council Meeting

Date: 04/02/2014 Description: European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton addresses Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman at the outset of a meeting focused on energy policy at the European Union External Action Service Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on April 2, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 2): "The United States and the EU have a lot of work to do in order to diversify our energy supplies. We’re working on it very hard in the United States." Full Text» Joint Statement» Trip Page»

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