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Office of Public Liaison

Our Mission

GPA’s Public Liaison Office connects the Department of State to domestic audiences through people-to-people outreach to raise awareness about its work and the Secretary’s policy priorities and engages with civil society to ensure that diverse perspectives and new voices are heard and inform the work of the Department and the Secretary.

“The U.S. Department of State, with just 0.5 percent of the entire Federal budget, has an outsized impact on Americans’ lives at home and abroad. For a relatively small investment, the Department yields a large return in a cost-effective way by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, creating jobs, reaching new allies, strengthening old ones, and reaffirming our country’s role in the world. The Department’s mission impacts American lives in multiple ways.”

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