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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.

G-7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Date: 04/15/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry Poses With Fellow G7 Foreign Ministers in Lubeck, Germany - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 15): "We’re very, very privileged to be here with the G7, which has a critical voice right now on the major challenges that we face – ISIS, Yemen, the Middle East, Syria, Ukraine, Libya." Full Text» Trip Page»

African Union Commission High Level Dialogue

Date: 04/13/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry listens as African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addresses the third iteration of the U.S.-African Union High Level Dialogue at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on April 13, 2015.  - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 13): "We have a lot of work to do. But it's clear to me that we also have grounds for confidence because of the hard work of the AU, because of the extraordinary progress being made all across Africa."Full Text»

Seventh Summit of the Americas

Date: 04/09/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses a group of Latin and Central American educators at the University Rectors' Forum in Panama City, Panama, on April 9, 2015, before he joined President Obama at the Summit of the Americas. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 9): "In country after country, the people of the Americas have strengthened their democracies and taken steps to ensure the fundamental freedoms of their citizens." Full Text» Trip Page»

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