U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo poses for photos with embassy staff at U.S. Panama in Panama City on October 18, 2018. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

Our Mission

The mission of the Bureau of Global Public Affairs (GPA) is to serve the American people by effectively communicating U.S. foreign policy priorities and the importance of diplomacy to American audiences, and engaging foreign publics to enhance their understanding of and support for the values and policies of the United States.

U.S. Department of State

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