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Video Message For State.Gov

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
December 1, 2009


Welcome to the State Department. We’re working hard to make this website as accessible and useful as possible. Here on, you can find important information for travelers, including how to apply for a passport or visa. You can also learn about U.S. foreign policy and our diplomatic and development efforts around the world. On our blog, Dipnote, you can read the stories posted by our diplomats and aid workers in overseas missions, and then share your own thoughts and opinions.

No one person or country has a monopoly on good ideas. So I hope this website will be a forum for learning, discussion, and collaboration. And there are more exciting changes coming to, so please stay tuned, and thanks for stopping by.


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