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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.

Travel to Canada

Date: 10/28/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird prepare to shake hands before their bilateral meeting in Ottawa, Canada, on October 28, 2014. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry traveled to Ottawa on October 28 for a series of bilateral meetings and to convey condolences to senior Canadian officials following last week’s attacks in Canada. Trip Page»

U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance

Date: 10/24/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se address reporters after the 2+2 Ministerial at the Department of State. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 24): "It is safe to say – and everybody reiterated this today – that the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance is stronger than ever."Full Text» More»

U.S.-Germany Relationship

Date: 10/22/2014 Location: Berlin, Germny Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters as he and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier hold a news conference after touring remnants of the Berlin Wall to mark the 25th anniversary of its fall. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 22): "America and Germany have a long history of cooperation for fighting for freedom, for peace and for prosperity. It’s a great pleasure for me to be here today and to renew our commitment to our relations with Germany." Full Text» Trip Page»Countering ISIL»

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