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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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