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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.

Secretary's Travel

Date: 03/26/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and Respective Teams Resume Iranian Nuclear Program Negotiations in Switzerland - State Dept Image

Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Lausanne, Switzerland, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on March 26 as part of the ongoing EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations.Trip Page»

Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

Date: 03/25/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers the opening remarks at the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 25, 2015. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 25): "We have made economics a centerpiece of our international agenda, focusing on innovation, and entrepreneurship, and the creation of jobs, and we favor a free and open global system of investment and trade, and we’re working on the TTIP..." Full Text»

U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Relationship

Date: 03/23/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry Addresses Reporters During News Conference Following U.S.-Afghan Economic and Security Dialogue at Camp David - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 23): "At the center of our bilateral relationship is a shared commitment to security and peace and a desire to promote prosperity and social progress throughout Afghanistan." Full Text» More»

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