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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. Response to Ebola

Date: 10/17/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at a briefing on the U.S. response to Ebola for members of the Diplomatic Corps, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2014.  - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 17): "No matter what we have already committed, it is clear, every one of us, that we have to do more, and we have to do it quickly." Full Text» USAID» More»

Press Availability in Paris, France

Date: 10/14/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters following meetings with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Dairi, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Paris, France, on October 14, 2014.  - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 14): "So today, it is clear that France and America are really facing up to and shouldering responsibilities together on challenge after challenge: from the fight against ISIL, to the challenges of Libya...." Full Text» Trip Page» Countering ISIL»

International Conference for Gaza Reconstruction

Date: 10/12/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry joins attendees for a group photo amid the Gaza Donors Conference organized by Egypt and Norway in Cairo, Egypt, on Oct. 12, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 12): "Today, I’m pleased to announce an additional immediate $212 million in assistance to the Palestinian people....This immediate money will mean immediate relief and reconstruction...." Full Text» Fact Sheet» Trip Page»

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