Statement from Secretary Tillerson on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC August 31, 2017 As the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina comes to a close, I wish Muslims across the globe a meaningful and blessed Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha, also known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice,’ is a special time when millions of Muslims ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Interfaith Religious Leaders

Today (April 20), Vice President Mike Pence participated in an interfaith dialogue with faith leaders of Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Confucianism at the conclusion of his tour of the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. Vice President Pence expressed appreciation to Indonesia for its shared commitment to religious freedom and reaffirmed that the United States ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Indonesian Cabinet Ministers

Today, Vice President Mike Pence met with Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Indonesian Cabinet Ministers in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Vice President reaffirmed the United States’ strong, enduring commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and the Strategic Partnership with Indonesia. Vice President Pence expressed appreciation to the Government of Indonesia for its commitment to tolerance and peace. ...
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Remarks by the Vice President and Indonesian President Widodo to the Press

April 20, 2017 Remarks by the Vice President and Indonesian President Widodo to the Press Merdeka Palace Jakarta, Indonesia PRESIDENT WIDODO: (As translated.) It is an honor for Indonesia to welcome the visit of the Vice President of the United States, His Excellency Michael Richard Pence. This is my first meeting with the new administration ...
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Vice President Mike Pence To Travel to The Republic of Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, and Hawaii

WASHINGTON, DC – Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the Republic of Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, and Hawaii from April 15-25, 2017.  This trip will serve as the Vice President’s first official travel to the Asia-Pacific region.  During his trip, the Vice President will emphasize President Trump’s continued commitment to U.S. alliances and partnerships ...
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A Message from President Obama on Indonesia’s Independence Day

Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the United States of America, please accept my congratulations to you and the people of Indonesia on the 71st anniversary of Indonesian independence this August 17. The strong bond of friendship between our two democracies is a point of pride for both our nations.  The U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership, which ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Indonesia’s Independence Day 2016

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is with great pleasure that I send my sincerest regards to the people of Indonesia on the 71st anniversary of your independence this August 17. Deeply rooted in the democratic values and respect for civil society that our peoples share, the ties between our nations ...
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President Obama Announces Joseph R. Donovan, Jr. as Nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary July 13, 2016 President Obama said, “I am confident that these experienced and hardworking individuals will help us tackle the important challenges facing America, and I am grateful for their service.  I look forward to working with them.” President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Occasion of Idul Fitri

On the joyful occasion of Idul Fitri, Teresa and I convey our warmest wishes to Muslims across the world.  This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, a season full of acts of devotion, reflection, charity, service, community meals and family gatherings.  Eid is a time when Muslims celebrate their inner growth from the sacrifices made ...
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Secretary Kerry at the 2016 Trafficking In Person Report Ceremony

AMBASSADOR COPPEDGE: Thank you, everyone, for being here today. That was quite a reception, and on behalf of the heroes and the Secretary, thank you for that. Just some brief notes on our program: The Secretary is going to make some remarks. We’re going to honor our wonderful heroes this year. We have nine heroes from ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry on the Occasion of Ramadan

On behalf of the United States Department of State, Teresa and I wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a happy and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a cherished month in Islam. It is a sacred period of prayer and fasting, offering hospitality, and remembering those who are less fortunate. Through our embassies ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

SECRETARY KERRY:  Mike, thank you very, very much.  Thanks, more importantly, for your extraordinary leadership over the years.  I think everybody here knows that Mike Bloomberg has been a pioneer on so many different things, critical issues, and concepts – a great business person and entrepreneur of extraordinary capacity.  And he has proven his leadership qualities many ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony

SECRETARY KERRY:  Good morning, everybody, and welcome.  And Cathy, thank you so much for the spectacular job that you are doing.  I can’t think of anybody better suited to work on the State Department’s top priorities, and Cathy is really offering extraordinary leadership, encouraging every embassy, every consulate, every bureau, every Foreign Service and civil ...
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The United States Condemns the Terrorist Attacks in Brussels, Belgium

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC Today’s abhorrent attacks in Brussels are an assault against the Belgian people and the very heart of Europe. Our thoughts are with all those in Brussels, including the injured and the loved ones of those who were killed, and with the first responders and security personnel who are ...
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