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.
On March 2, Secretary Kerry will travel to Geneva, Montreux, Riyadh, and London to address the high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council and to meet on regional issues. More»
FY 2016 State Department Budget Request
Secretary Kerry (Feb. 24): "The funds that we devote to the entire range of foreign policy programming ... all of that amounts to less than 1 percent of the federal budget." Full Text»More»FY 2016 Budget»
Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister
Secretary Kerry (Feb. 20): "We just signed an MOU a few days ago for a billion dollars a year for the next three years in our aid and assistance to Jordan, which is a reflection of the very, very key role that Jordan is playing in terms of many efforts in the Middle East." Full Text»More»
The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department.
External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.