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Diplomacy in Action

Focus on Syria

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 12): "We really focused very intently on Syria and all agree on the importance of getting to the talks where the substance of transition, the transitional government, takes place as soon as possible." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 03/11/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry Walks With Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister al-Juber After Arriving at King Khalid Military City For Meetings With King Salman, Other Leaders, UAE Foreign Minister bin Zayed - State Dept Image

The U.S. and Canada

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 10): "The United States looks forward to continuing its work with Canada, side by side, on the full range of challenges and opportunities that are confronting our nations today." Full Text» President's Remarks» U.S.-Canada Statement» Fact Sheet»

U.S.-Denmark Partnership

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 9): "Denmark is a country that really, as we say in America, hits way above its weight, bats a very high average. It’s a NATO partner, but also a partner beyond NATO in so many different ways." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Syria

Spokesperson Kirby (Mar. 11): "We welcome today’s announcement by the High Negotiations Committee that it will participate in next week’s negotiations in Geneva." Full Text»

Adherence to the Cessation of Hostilities

Spokesperson Kirby (Mar. 11): "After two weeks, the Cessation of Hostilities in Syria is still largely holding. None of the armed factions, nor the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) itself, has indicated they want the Cessation to end..." Full Text»

Ugandan Government's Post-Election Conduct

Spokesperson Kirby (Mar. 11): "The United States reiterates its ongoing concerns with Uganda's post-election environment, in which the government and its security forces persistently have violated the rights and freedoms of Ugandan citizens and the media."  Full Text»

March 2011 Tohoku Disaster Anniversary

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 11): "Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which caused immense human suffering and devastation in Japan."  Full Text»

U.S., India Launch New Climate Fellowship

Mar. 11: In a new initiative to advance bilateral cooperation on climate change, today the Governments of the United States and India announced the first call for applicants for the U.S.-India Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship. More»

Aid for Burundi Crisis

Mar. 10: The U.S. has announced more than $31 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for refugees from Burundi, Congolese refugees living in Burundi, and others in Burundi who are food insecure. More»


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Women's History Month

Women's History Month recognizes the contributions women have made to our country. More»

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USA Study Abroad

Visit, our new resource for U.S. students to navigate the wide range of study abroad possibilities.

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State by State Map

The State by State Map details the work of the Department in each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget. More»

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BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

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U.S. Presidency of the UN Security Council

The United States is grateful for the opportunity to have served as the UN Security Council president for the month of December. More»

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Ebola Response

The United States continues to work with international partners to respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»


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